I had to chip in…honest.
It’s been a year since the Obamania started and thankfully it is dying down; well I do not hear a lot about him any more anyway. However there is another black man in the media at this time again; also has mixed race blood but difference is his wife is caucasian ((muzungu) and his name too- Tiger Woods.
Barack Obama has an edge (don’t ask what kind of edge) over other black American men in the media coz his name sounds African, more like Tupac Shakur (RIP) than Christoper Wallace (RIP) and Tiger Woods.
Now, if any one did not know Tiger and Obama they would instinctively think the latter was African and the former muzungu. However, the point here is not the man’s name.
I find it annoying each day when big news networks like CNN give “breaking news” on Tiger Woods, over issues like “new information about the night of Tiger’s car accident” or “Tiger’s mother-in-law admitted with stomach issues” or “He asked mistress not to leave her name on the voice mail”! I mean blistering thunderballs, the man is not Jesus Christ!
Can we all be perfect all the time? I don’t think Tiger Woods was a role model for men, maybe golfers but not many men, instead he was a role model-husband for many women out there and that is where the women who were interviewed on CNN annoy me- for saying things like “If Tiger cheated, won’t my husband cheat too?”! Double dang!
It would be great to see men who are good and faithful husbands (I believe these exist although they may be far from the public eye) but when a good man falls, why make a spectacle out of it? Yes, he has had extra marital affairs and that is bad! But the man has admitted his “transgressions” and wants to change. Why do the devil’s job for him? Condemn the poor man?
The truth is all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. No one can claim to be perfect there fore it is no use wallowing and making fun of one man’s speck when we have logs. Let God judge, leave Tiger alone.
There is good news even in this trouble, we are justified freely by His (GOD) grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;
Many of us have messed up, that ain’t the end, God wants your salvation not your punishment. Let Tiger sort himself out as we also do ourselves, coz I remember Christ said to the men who wanted to condemn the adulterous woman of adultery:
But as they continued to ask Him, He lifted Himself up and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
And again bending down, He wrote on the ground.
And hearing, and being convicted by conscience, they went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, until the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
And bending back up, and seeing no one but the woman, Jesus said to her, Woman, where are the ones who accused you? Did not one give judgment against you?
And she said, No one, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I give judgment. Go, and sin no more. (Joh 8:7-11)
Eze 18:23 Do I actually delight in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Jehovah. Is it not that he should turn from his ways and live?
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to Christmas, are you?