Golden Eagles News · Sports Leader: Virtue of the Week – MAGNANIMOUS

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Our virtue this week is being MAGNANIMOUS – The strength of having a big heart. If each one of us on the team is more MAGNANIMOUS, thinking of others before ourselves, putting the team above ourselves … and we develop the habit of looking for ways to do good for others we will be a better team and we’ll have a lot more fun this year.


Lord Jesus, You had the biggest heart of all. You gave every drop of Your blood for us on the Cross. You left nothing back, You held nothing back, You gave everything. People always talk about being all in, no one was more All In than You and You did it only because You love us. Thank you for Your love and Your virtue. We need You, Lord, and we want to be more like You.

Does anyone have any prayer intentions? Who wants to lead us in a prayer?


An 8th grader in one of our programs gave us all an amazing example recently.
His parents had decided to give him a birthday party.
He told them, “I’ve received enough this year. It’s time to give.”
So he told all of his friends who would be attending the party to bring gifts not for him, but for the inner city children at an orphanage.
He collected 40 gifts and he gave them all away.
I’m sure he will never forget that birthday party the rest of his life.


1. Who is the person you know with the “biggest heart”? Describe them.
2. Is there someone here at school who really needs some help? What can we do to lend a hand?


Let’s be MAGNANIMOUS today by playing/studying/working with all our heart. Let’s be ALL IN – during every drill, every rep, every moment.


Tell me about one of your favorite pro athletes who displays a big heart all the time?


Lord, we praise You for your greatness. We want to be more like You each day. Thank you for helping us be more MAGNANIMOUS today. Thank you for the example of (name a few teammates who lived the virtue during that practice/game).

Help us all to be more MAGNANIMOUS this week by intentionally looking to help someone in need at school or at home. Amen.


Make a serious and intentional effort to look to help someone in need at school or at home. Amen.


*Each day this week communicate the quote of the day.


“Make sure that team members know they are working with you, not for you.” – John Wooden


“If your work is not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” –
John Mazur


“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have
helped you.” – John E. Southard


“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” – Confucius


“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank
you?” – William A. Ward


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but
rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus


“Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.” – Horace


Acts 7: 58-60

They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him. The witnesses laid down their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul. As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them”; and when he said this, he fell asleep.


St. Jacinta Marto

St. Jacinta was one of the three children who saw our Lady at Fatima. To rescue sinners from hell, she was in the forefront of the three in voluntary mortifications, whether it was in giving up their lunches (sometimes to their sheep), refusing to drink in the heat of the day, or wearing a knotted rope around their waists.