Saturday, February 20, 2010

Look to your owns sins and your own sincerity

The amount of attention being spent on Tiger Woods, his extramarital activities, his apology is baffling to me. I find it baffling how golf if is a sport or why anyone should get paid to play games, but that is another topic for a different day. Why did his apology need to be public? He has harmed himself, his family and his wife. It is too much that a celebrity's entire life is scrutinized and made public. It is far too much that his apology after his transgression are measured and debated for truth and sincerity.

Each one of us falls. Each one of us sins. I would never, ever want my smallest sins broadcast much less my darkest ones. Let our sins and our contrition, our healing and our failings be our own concern. As the Lord said, take care of the plank in your own eye before you mind the splinter in your brothers.

Jesus, son of God, have pity on us sinners.