If you have kids or Grand-kids in sports you understand most what I am about to say. One of the big gods we have in America is the god of winning. We sacrifice everything we have and are to him and hopes he rewards us. Last night was one more example of that lived out.
Let me first explain that I have been a Yankee fan since birth. I still have my toddler sized 1978 World Championship shirt. My dad and I watched games whenever we could. The organization which has such a rich history of great players did the unthinkable last night. They put their stamp of approval on a man who most likely will be suspended for the next year. Why? They want to win. Putting a drug addict on the field was about winning and nothing else. Alex Rodriguez himself has taken drugs in order to win. His body is breaking down because of it. All because he is serving the god of win. And this god will not be satisfied until it has taken everything A-Rod has.
But that is how false gods work. They promise pleasure but give pain. They promise riches and only leave you poor. They promise good but bring bad. The god of winning is just the latest example. But your kids and mine are told they are nothing if they don't win. They are nothing without a trophy. They are nothing if you don't win. This is a lie. Our identity is in our Creator and not a scorecard.
Our kids are being told to do unthinkable things in order to win and then we act surprised when they do. Last night while shocking should not have been a surprised. The god of the win was served and it left everyone with a bad taste in their mouth.
Let's thrown down our idols and worship God once again. Let us sacrifice to him and for him. We should give Him all
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