Mound Visits, 9/3/19
As humans, we have a tendency to place those with great talent or athletic ability on a pedestal and heap ridiculous amounts of praise on them. But those who fail, we want to climb on a pedestal of our own so that we can look down, sneer and heap shame upon them. Since I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve noticed this flaw of human nature has been injected with steroids.
In sports, our loyalties prevent us from exercising any semblance of compassion. If an athlete or coach from a rival team fails morally, I can almost hear the Twitter mob chanting in unison, “crucify him, crucify him!”
I’ve heard it said that never are we more like Christ than when we forgive someone. But, I must add, never are we less like Him than when we kick someone when they are down.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”