(my initial gut reaction to media swarm/huddle on field après so-called ‘super’ bowl.)
like what just happened people??…the human race rescued from eventual death?!..a real cure for cancer found?! world-wide peace & security?!
My perspective: i don’t bow to brady…nor ‘foot’ ball…not my catch; may be? my kick…it out of the way…for real perspective on more important things in life.
(Sorry sports and B. hyper-fans)
Yep! there are games that bring a measure of escape and/or joy? ; then there are games; OF HIGHER/EST VALUE(S).
diversions, distractions…some ‘truly’ meaningful and others…
J.C. GREATEST QB to play on Earth in my POV.
(And No! Jesus never claimed to be God Almighty.)
(a homeless, materially-poor Jew born in manger with fellow-creations; Spiritually-rich QB of genuine-compassion, game of forgiving and giving greatest sacrifice through torture, scorn; actual death)
(And with lot less fanfare and confetti; no money!)
Trophy, crown of thorns…no kisses.
the V.L. trophy ritualistic adoration/kissing/touching seems a bit religious almost worshipful/superstitious in nature to me…(an objective-outsider/non-participant watching from a distance).
All the hoopla etc. seem extreme (to me).
i am from New England and i like the Patriots. (i like sports/games.) Yes, T.B.’s very-talented, hard-working, and makes sacrifices for his/the sport, seems like a nice Dad but
some people worship Brady, sports, and trophies! Some worship Jesus.
2/3/19 @ 10:17 p.m…draft.
nor do i think material values are the highest values for which to strive/sacrifice…so, let’s say for example: Your the Wisest, Wealthiest and Most Powerful in the Universe aka GOD/CREATOR/YAHWEH…the Bible describes as LOVE and very generous…what would You give a “beloved” child…
everything said child wants economically/materially?! the best of everything?! Is that how “genuine” loving-care and kindness is best expressed?!
Interesting reading…read on at Your choice:
Let us not conclude that thinking is just mental exercise. Thinking and actions work together. (Mark 7:21-23; Jas. 2:17) This can better be appreciated if we consider a few examples. The Gospels, for instance, give us clear indications of Yahweh/Jehovah’s thinking with regard to material things. God handpicked the human parents who would raise his Son—a couple who were of modest material means. (Lev. 12:8; Luke 2:24) When Jesus was born, Mary “laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the lodging place.” (Luke 2:7) Had Jehovah wanted to, he could in any number of ways have provided better accommodations for the birth of his Son. What mattered to Him, though, was the spiritual environment in which Jesus would be cared for and raised.
From this Bible account about Jesus’ birth, we can appreciate Yahweh/Jehovah’s view of material things. Some parents insist on the best for their children materially, even at the expense of their children’s spiritual health. Clearly, though, Jehovah considers spiritual matters to be of supreme importance. Have you adopted Yahweh/Jehovah’s view? What do your actions reveal?—Read Hebrews 13:5.
(Excerpted: Are You Making Yahweh/Jehovah’s Thoughts Your Own? W November 2018)
Spiritual values v. material values is an important topic for deep consideration.
And am out of time for now.
Questions for Reflections:
How does elevating the material over the spiritual devalue/degrade humanity/life/earth?
How does elevating the spiritual over the material enhance/upgrade humanity/life/earth?
2/4/18 @ 12:37 p.m.
Be transformed by making your mind over.”—ROM. 12:2.