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Addressing the Droops

We could call it the “droops.”  It’s when the face sags.  It happened to Cain when his offering was rejected by God.  Abel was accepted.  Cain was encouraged to try again.  Not wanting to make this effort his demeanor changed.  Downcast is another word to describe the hurt.  It’s what happens physically to our face when discouragement walks through an open door and makes itself at home in our hearts.  This kind of dismay isn’t welcome but it’s hard to force out.  It’s triggered by a disappointing circumstance.  It snowballs and becomes larger and more pervasive until finally, it infects.  I’ve seen the dynamics on the basketball team I coach.  A bad pass leads to a double dribble that leads and easy lay-up for an opponent which leads to angry teammates turned against one another.  And that all leads to the droops on almost every face.  And its impossible to score more hoops than an opponent when we have the droops.  The result is the creation of a losing culture.  In Cain’s case…