This might seem mundane, but I’d really appreciate it if you could pray for my brother about soccer. He joined the team at the beginning of the summer, and has so far enjoyed it. The problem is, the coach that our school hired has turned about it has turned out to be just absolutely horrendous to the boys on the team that haven’t played before. It’s not a matter of being a tough coach; this man is an absolute jerk. Six of the boys (my brother included) are considered “subs” and today the coach basically told them that he wouldn’t even have them on his team except for the fact that the AD is making him keep them. On top of it, he said this in front of the entire team. For the record, the school has never had a record for having a winning soccer team, so it’s not as though the coach has a reputation to keep up. He’s not coaching these boys, but being a field babysitter. Here’s the icing on the cake for me: HE’S A CONGREGATIONALIST MINISTER and behaving this way!
I’m just very upset about it, and trying not to have bitter feelings toward the man. My brother is being brave and still said that he’s going to give it his all anyway. A few weeks ago I gave him a medal of St Sebastian. Please pray for my brother and for all the boys that are being treated so subhumanly. Like I said, this goes beyond being a tough coach. A good coach is tough, but he actually coaches the boys, not exclude them from practices.
Lord, help me to love.
Ave Maria gratia plena Dominus tecum
benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus Fructus ventris tui Ieusus
Sancta Maria Mater Dei ora pro nobis peccatoribus nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.