The world cup has been good for me in moderation, things are moving forward through to the knock outs & towards the final & I have seen some great soccer/football/skill/fair play thus far.
At the moment the Luis Suarez incident is hard not to notice, some of the comical responses have been funny, photoshop & popular culture have taken cartoons to an elite level of visual stimulation yet there must be a more serious side to this.
We get accustomed to a dive here & a hand ball there, even a savage response at times may not raise the eyebrow. Do we do this in our own life too…get accustomed to our failings so that we begin to dismiss them as part of our pattern, part of who we are, part of our game plan. It is a very rare thing that we should hold a constant perfect line. I am not preaching perfection here, there are things that we may struggle with without a seeming change just as the Apostle Paul did.[ 2 Cor 12 :1-10]
I heard a great sermon last Christmas where an instructor got his student to push against an unmovable object, after all was said & done nothing seemed to have changed for the student but in reality the student had become much stronger. If God calls us to a task we know from His character that it is for our good. There is nothing random about it, it comes from heaven with the greatest of concern.
Food for thought
If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Coldplay - Yellow