For Which Crown Do You Strive?

February 6, 2011


1 Cor 9:24-25
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown ; but we an incorruptible. KJV

Some have made sports their religion and the stadium their temple. Gladiators without swords in a modern coliseum After all, men being paid millions to play a kid’s game is an interesting concept. I get no rings or money so frankly I don’t care.

To me, it is a grand waste of time and money. People will go into depression and will ridicule the losers like either side of fans had anything to do with the outcome.

If people would be as fanatical about Christ, His Church and His mission we would be turning the world upside down. So much effort for so short a glory since it may well be two other teams you dislike next year and this year’s win will mean very little . Remember fan is short for fanatic.

If half the effort, noise and expense were made for a Christian cause the people involved would be called fanatics and considered crazy. Some would call for their confinement while all the ballyhoo for such a temporal crown is considered great, normal and honorable.

If I am going to be called a fan or fanatic, I would rather be so about something eternal rather than a vapor that is relegated to the history books.

Just saying.

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