Just Two Hours…

John Motson died on Thursday aged 77. His distinguished 50-year career as a football commentator with the BBC was part of my life. ‘Mottie’ was the voice of football, always presenting with warmth, generosity, passion and professionalism. He made me smile.

Mottie wasn’t just a legendary commentator, he was also a man of sincere Christian faith and  integrity. He said the question he was most often asked was: ‘You only work for two hours on a Saturday afternoon. What do you do the rest of the week?’

He used say that he found the question funny as it was the same question people used to ask his dad who was a Methodist minister.

I shall go to Carrow Road this afternoon to watch the football… two teams of highly paid men will kick a ball about. I guess I could ask them the same question…

‘Just Two Hours’ … For Norwich to win or lose….

There have been a number of life-changing ‘Just Two Hours’ in my life… my driving test, wedding, successful and unsuccessful job interviews… Friends have had important ‘Just Two Hours’… vital surgery, a court case regarding children, the passing of a loved one…

‘Just Two Hours’ can be life-changing…

My diary for next week is pretty full… Church, Men’s Shed, coffee with Esther, lunch with Al, our Church Community Café, Singing for Health, a night out…

It’s easy to dismiss the importance, potential or significance of ‘Just Two Hours’.

There will be the unscheduled walk, reading, conversation, TV programme… I can wish our life away or enjoy, appreciate and make the most of each ‘Just Two Hours’.

Over the years the song ‘One day at a time’  really helped me.

Lord give me the strength to do every day what I have to do.
Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus and tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today show me the way one day at a time

Today I’m musing on ‘Just Two Hours’ at a time…

2 thoughts on “Just Two Hours…

  1. A very good musing today Malcolm for not only busy people. It’s also very appropriate for those of us who feel everything must be done at once.


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