Friday, January 18, 2013

Learning from Lance Armstrong

Definitely worth a look - Four Things Christians Can Learn From the Lance Armstrong Debacle  by Ed Stetzer. His list includes:

1. Internal desires are the root of our external sins
2. To fulfill our selfish desires, we often look for shortcuts.
3. The threat of being uncovered often cause us to dig a deeper hole.
4. Exposure is inevitable - now or in eternity.

I want to be careful to not judge Armstrong, or anybody else for that matter, without applying the same standards to myself. The roots of what he did are in me, and in you too. This incident is a reminder of the need for humility and self testing and criticism for all of us.

Please read it all at the link.