Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to Luke Donald and his family during this sorrowful time. I lost my father in June and can somewhat understand what the Donald family is going through. Please remember them in your prayer's often. II Cor 1:2-3
Two weeks before the Charles Schwab Cup Tournament, I was playing golf with Tom Lehman's caddie Andrew Martinez at the famed San Francisco Club. We could see Harding Park from where we were and began talking about what earning the Schwab Cup meant. Andy has always been a huge supporter of Tom and his great ability to play the game. He has always been a bigger supporter of Tom's "consistent" walk with Christ through the years.
Tom stands to win player of the year honors and will be the first player in history to do it on all three Tours. How consistent is that?
Well done . . . servant Tom Lehman!
"The International Federation of PGA Tours feels strongly there is no place for any form of racism in ours or any other sport. We consider the remarks of Steve Williams, as reported, entirely unacceptable in whatever context. We are aware that he has apologised fully and we trust we will not hear such remarks ever again. Based on this, we consider the matter closed, and we will have no further comment."
So, isn't saying anything "racially motivated" considered the makings of a racist? Or does one have to say continued racial slurs to be called a "racist?" Well, that is obviously the decision of those who make the rules. But what about God's rules? “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you
are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
Well, that is God's answer to whether or not we are to be a racist, but what about when we say "racial slurs?""Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. James 4:11
Of course a lot has to do what the person was doing before he made the remark . . . celebrating with alcohol(maybe too much) and "oops, there it is . . . the remark!"
I would hope that Williams has learned that what causes us to say "wrong, hurtful things . . . stupid things," is that one is "hurt, angry, mad" his or her self.
"Speak the Truth in . . . Love!