(My disenchantment goes way back to when my (everybody in Maryland
used "my" when refering to) my Baltimore Colts who were taken by their
owner and moved at midnight to Indiana many decades ago. What's the
name of the city? I can't remember.)
But, my interest has slightlincreased this season, with the emergence
of TimTebow who has stirred up a large amount of media attention by
kneeling and offering a short prayer during the game. (only he and God
knows for sure what he says, but his admirers love him and his detractors
I suppose it's okay to pray in public. If I had been a Christian back in
the early Roman coliseum days, I probably would have prayed in public, too.
But, during a pro football game? I'm not too sure.
I could be wrong, but I don't believe Jesus would have been a public
touchdown prayer advocate. But, I am of the opinion that he would have
been in favor of public schools allowing a vocal or silent prayer prior to
the start of a game.
Actually, Jesus told us to go into our closet, close the door, and
pray to our Father in secret, who will then reward us openly (Matthew 6:6).
Whether perfectly religiously correct or not, it is obvious, that "Tebowing" has
now, for better or worse, been entered into the lexicon of football terminology.
Three cheers for the home team!