The World According to kcillini77

July 18, 2008

Josh Hamilton

Filed under: America,baseball,Christianity,Josh Hamilton,Sports — kcillini77 @ 11:21 pm

Why do I love the Josh Hamilton story?

Not because he’s a great baseball player.

Not because he’s an unashamed follower of Christ.

Because as he speaks, he never says he has defeated his addictions.  He has someone carry around his meal money so he doesn’t spend it on drugs.  He knows all too well the human condition, and from that perspective receives the grace that’s offered to him.  He doesn’t stand on a platform and proclaim Christ from a position of strength.  He proclaims Christ from a position of utter weakness.  Even though he’s Josh Hamilton.


  1. Hey, Hamilton’s story is awesome. He’s a strong-minded guy, he managed to bounce back and we gotta give him a lot of credit for that. 🙂

    Comment by Julien — July 19, 2008 @ 12:44 am | Reply

  2. I believe Josh Hamilton is an inspiration to all athletes. He went from alcohol to drugs and now his life is back on track. It will be a show airing on him before he got back in the league on TLC Sat, July 26 @ 7 p.m. everyone should check it out.

    Comment by jane — July 22, 2008 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  3. I didn’t fully know his story until the home run derby. Seems like a great guy. If I were to encounter him on the street I’d be afraid of him with those tattoos…just goes to show ya not to judge a book!

    Seeing shows like Intervention and, now, The Cleaner, the apparent difficulty of overcoming such addictions becomes more clear. Seeing addictions like his ‘under control’ and seeing him so successful as a result is astounding!

    I hope that Christ can work miracles through him as a former addict. There are so many who could benefit from it.

    Comment by Joshua — July 26, 2008 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

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