My name is HAD!Written by Greg Ryan
My name is Had. You may know me, but you may not know my new name. You may have no idea what I Ďve been through because I do my best to look same. I am scared to death of you. I use to be just like you. I once held my head up high without propping in on my hymnal. I was well respected back then, and I even respected myself. I was whole-hearted devoted to God, and if truth be known, somewhere deep inside I was sometimes slightest bit proud of my devotion. Then Iíd repent because I knew pride was wrong. I didnít want to be wrong. Not ever. People looked up to me. And life looked good from up there. I felt good about who I was. That was before I was Had. Strangely, I no longer remember my old name. I just remembered I liked it. I liked who I was. I wish I could go back. I wish I would just wake up. But I fear Iím wide awake. I have had a nightmare. And nightmare was me Had. If I could really talk to you and you could really listen, IĎd tell you I have no idea how all of this happened. Honestly, I was just like you. I didnít plan to be Had. I didnít want to be Had. One day I hadnít, and then next day I had. Oh, I know where I went wrong. I have rewound nightmare a thousand times, stopping it right at point where I departed trail of good sense. The way ahead didnít look wrong. It just looked different. Strange, he didnít look like devil in original scene. But every time I replayed it, he dropped another piece of his masquerade. When he finally took off his mask, he was laughing at me. Nothing seems funny anymore. I will never laugh again as long as he is laughing.
Remember the TitansWritten by Greg Ryan
In popular movie, ďRemember TitansĒ most of us most likely can recall our favorite scene. Do you remember this one?
The first challenge of coach was to get community to break up racial divide and pull together. So head coach (played by Densel Washington) decides to take his players away to camp. Even with change of environment racial barriers still stood tall and tension were high. After first few days coach noticed communication between black and white players had not improved in least, matter of fact it was getting worse. The players were not executing their plays, mistakes were made purposely in order to make others look bad and as a result fights continually broke out. So here is what coach decided to do.
At lunch one day coach pulled a particular big fat happy go lucky lineman up to front of lunchroom. This kid didnít care black, white, purple, green, he just was happy to be there. The coach asked him to tell whole team ONE thing about his roommate that he learned in few days they were there. This kid rattled on for what seems an hour about his roommate. However, with no surprise to coach, when he asked all other players to do same, none of them could mention one thing about other. How could they expect to win souls (I mean games) if they didnít believe in their cause and pull together as a team? So as a result coach made each player learn things about one other between each practice session until each player new something about all other players. In short, if you recall rest of movie, that exercise brought team together and not only inspired everyone, but also they went undefeated that season. However, what if those racial barriers had not been broken down how many souls (I mean games) do you think Titans would have won that year? Would they have won even one game?