Before we take another swing at Tim Tebow today, let’s consider a few things.
What Tim Tebow can teach us about our culture
1. Flagrant and unabashed worship of God or more specifically Jesus makes us uncomfortable (unless of course, it’s a shout out to the man upstairs at an awards show mixed in with a flurry of accidental f bombs that have been beeped out). On the other hand flagrant and unabashed self worship is highly praised, sought after, and yes, preferred.
2. At the end of the day, we don’t really want the nice guys to win. We still prefer the bad guys to win. (Is it because the bad guys make us feel better about ourselves? Hmmmm.)
3. Don’t worry, religious bigotry is still alive and well in our country. Alive and well. And don’t hold your breath, it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon.
What Tim Tebow can teach Christians
1. We, Christians must not be very vocal about our faith, as it seems Tebow is the only one causing a stir. Not only that, his Christianity seems quite shocking to everyone. So, I guess the rest of us have been pretty successful at keeping it under wraps. Way to go, that was the plan, right?
2. Tim Tebow has an amazing talent. He is gifted athletically more than any Joe Schmo you know or work with, but his main concern is not with himself or his fame. He knows his gifts are from God and he declares it, weekly, in front of millions people amidst endless criticism. He doesn’t care. Do you do that? Do I?
3. I’ve not heard of any angry tweets coming from Tebow. Nor has he cleared his name in an interview with People magazine or the Washington Post. He’s been turning the other cheek a lot in face undeserved hatred. Do you? Do I?
What Jesus says about Tim Tebow
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.