Athletes and God

For those of you who are interested in the intersection between God and sports, CBS Sportsline columnist Greg Doyle recently opined on the subject of inconsistency between the words and lives of athletes confessing a Christian faith. The article is worth reading if for no other reason than to drive home the point that such discrepancies don’t go unnoticed. In fact, they’re potentially quite damaging to the cause of Christ.

Of course, that’s something that’s an issue not only for athletes, but for all of us. Jesus didn’t command, “Live in such a way that cast doubt on the sincerity of your of faith.” Instead, he charged, “Let your light so shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Mat. 5:16).

How much we all need God’s grace to transform our lives so they increasingly reflect the glory Christ and the truth of the gospel. The world, after all, is watching…

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