As we recount and reflect upon the womanizing escapades of Tiger and Ben, the temptation is to criticize, ridicule and moralize. It’s just way too easy for us secure, self-righteous, “holier-than-thou” types to pile on. Without a doubt there’re lots of reasons to jump all over the superstars. Both have acted badly. Both have hurt other people. Both have given terrible examples for their fans, especially the youngsters. And both will have always these sorry incidents recounted in their biographies and eventually their obituaries.
But the real important lesson, I think, is that the consequences of bad behavior that Tiger and Ben have experienced apply to you and me too. You don’t have to be a celebrity – a famous jock, a politician, an actor or actress – to experience the consequences of sin.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Wages of Sin
Bishop Tobin waxes philosophically about sin, celebrities, and how we fit into the picture. Great article.