Good day men!
This morning a good friend sent a link to an article about Bronco’s Quarterback Tim Tebow. For those of you outside of Colorado (or with ears deaf to the ongoing Tebow debate among sports journalists), Tebow has become a polarizing figure for many. He is either passionately loved or strenuously ridiculed. At the center of this ongoing argument is his seemingly honest faith in Jesus Christ. The vitriol swirling around him has—in the past two weeks—reached a new fever pitch. His simple act of praying along the sidelines has garnered an avalanched of ridiculous attention—both positive and negative. Jen Floyd Engel has written a challenging article in response to supporters and detractors alike. Here is an opening excerpt:
Imagine for a second, the Denver Broncos quarterback is a devout follower of Islam, sincere and principled in his beliefs and thus bowed toward Mecca to celebrate touchdowns. Now imagine if Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Tony Scheffler mockingly bowed toward Mecca, too, after tackling him for a loss or scoring a touchdown, just like what happened Sunday.
I know what would happen. All hell would break loose.
Stinging indictments issued by sports columnists. At least a few outraged religious leaders chiming in on his behalf. Depending on what else had happened that day, they might have a chance at becoming Keith Olbermann’s Worst Person In The World.
I invite all of you to read the entire article at the following link: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Tim-Tebow-why-the-heck-do-we-hate-him-110211
After reading the article ask yourselves these questions:
Does my faith blend in to my surroundings?
Am I living my faith out loud, like a city on a hill, like a lighthouse in a dangerous harbor?
Am I known for what I stand for?