Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Words of Comfort: The Poor Linebacker



You may have seen the clip of that poor Kent State linebacker (Andre Parker) running 58 yards in the wrong direction. I say “poor” because I empathized with him. What he did was understandable, especially for someone like me who has the sense of direction of a dead goose. It’s very easy for me to get disoriented. What amazed me was that the opposing team chased him as he ran the wrong way, and they tackled him. I can’t believe that they too were disorientated, and suspect that they may have been embarrassed by what he was doing, and wanted to take him out as soon as possible. I hope so.

This world is running in the wrong direction. But this is no game. They are heading for Hell, and we are to do more than say that they need to turn around. We must run after them and tackle them, because we care.