Everyone say it together now: “Thank you, Tiger Woods!”
I have lately tended to avoid blogging on such stories as this, but yesterday began to think of all the hoopla that has followed from Tiger’s car accident from a different angle.
One of the things I try to keep constant on this blog is looking at and thinking about things from a different angle.
I realized yesterday that whereas a high percentage of people used to like Tiger, now it seems like even more people like to talk about Tiger. Why such a preoccupation with what supposedly upsets/bothers/offends us?
So long as there are Tiger Woods type stories, we can use them to avoid dealing with, facing, or talking about our own shortcomings and difficulties. We would rather talk about his shortcoming than our own.
Because, let’s face it; your shortcomings and mine aren’t nearly as bad has his, right? Or at least not as press-worthy.
Yet Christmas is celebrated by Christian and non-Christian alike with light. Tiger’s story is receiving all the light; helping us keep our own stories in darkness.
May Tiger Woods’ difficulties and challenges give each of us the courage to bring our own stuff into the light, because only by bringing our challenges, difficulties, shortcomings, yea, our sins, out of darkness and into the marvelous light can we find hope and healing.