Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Funny, but so true!

I don't know how you feel about the area of sports.  We all probably have some very strong emotions when it comes to this subject.  I came from a home where sports was an idol.  There was always a game of some kind on the TV or radio.  Church was easily missed to get ready for big bowl games.  My father would get so upset when his team lost at times that for days it was difficult to be around him because he would almost go into a depression.  I became an avid college basketball fan.  Of course, it didn't help that I attended UNC-Chapel Hill!  This became a powerful tool for time with my father.  Sports was one of the few things where I felt we could make a real connection.  Because I grew up this way, I quickly saw the emptiness of this type of existence.  Vicariously living through the lives of the sports figures on the screen seemed very sad to me.  As a result, I couldn't even tell you who was playing in the Super Bowl or when it was to be on. I don't know when college basketball season officially starts, and I don't have my favorite player anywhere.  Well, okay, I take that back.  I like Tim Tebow…but not because he is a football player, but because of his love and courageous stand to be a witness for Christ!  

This video is funny and sad at the same time.  I am not saying that watching any sports event is sinful.  But, does our culture spend too much time on a game that matters little in the scope of eternity when there are so many other important things we could be doing.  Is our obsession as a culture with sports just another way for the enemy to keep us distracted from kingdom work?  Just a thought.