Kevin’s Conversations: Just Weights and Measures

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  1. John 20:29 says:

    Another good ponder this morning… may we never not be offended by egregious sins… i think the Lord hates the liar as much as any other sinner or more… my Wed. morning readings now are in Proverbs and, while i don’t think lying is my “besetting sin” Kevin and God both reminded me of how destructive our mouths can be… Prov. 26:23-28
    hope that’s not off topic

  2. Michael says:

    Kevin,

    Well done.
    I know all too well that hell has no fury like disappointed idolaters…

  3. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Em & Michael.

  4. JoelG says:

    I love the Philly sports stories.

    Didn’t Charles Barkley make some waves many years ago in a commercial about not being a role model? I may be too cynical but I agree with him. Putting athletes on a pedestal for anything but they’re athletic abilities isn’t a good idea. Christians have a hard enough time practicing what we preach. That’s why it’s good for Christians to be honest about besetting sins and remove themselves from tempting situations, for their sake and others.

  5. Kevin H says:

    JoelG,

    Barkley has long advocated that athletes aren’t role models. And yeah, I think he said it in a Nike commercial, or something like that many years ago. In principle, he’s probably right. There’s nothing special about the vocation of being an athlete that should propel them to be a role model. At least not any more than any other “regular” vocation. However, functionally, he’s wrong because athletes become famous in our society, and rightly or wrongly, they are looked up to. And so athletes do become role models, whether they should be or not in the first place. It can’t be escaped, even if it shouldn’t be this way.

  6. JoelG says:

    Well said Kevin H. Perhaps the best we can hope for is for pro athletes, pastors, leaders, etc. to confess wrong doings and own them for what they are. I think people in general are rather forgiving when folks are honest and sorry for bad decisions. And sometimes being sorry is removing oneself from a leadership position.

    I’ll take that kind of role model any day.

  7. John 20:29 says:

    Good words and wise, KevinH and JoelG… IMHO. ☺

  8. Pete Rose in a Phillies uniform. Hard to wrap my mind around.

  9. Kevin H says:

    PH,

    Rose spent 5 years in Philly. Now picture him in an Expos uniform during his 4 months in Montreal, that’s really hard to do. 🙂

  10. Josh the Baptist says:

    Man, Pete Rose is scum bag.

  11. I grew up near LA and spent season after season viewing the Reds as the mortal enemy of the Dodgers. And Rose was the most annoying and antagonistic of the bunch,

    I didn’t realize he was in Philly for 5 years. But, that’s probably when my rabid following of baseball began to subside.

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