Have you been watching the Olympics?
I'm always so amazed. Beyond the performances. Beyond the amazing moments. There is a lifetime of hard work. You are viewing athletes who have given up everything in order to get as close as possible to perfection.
Then, there are the commentators. As I recall, in my childhood, they were more empathetic. "That's too bad," they would sigh, when someone stumbled. Now, it's "They should have worked harder." Is it my imagination? Have they become more critical?
Have we all become more critical?
We live in a society where the goal is perfection. Don't like your nose? Get it done. Got a rip in your clothes? Get new ones. We are all quick to point out what is wrong with ourselves, and everyone else.
So, why then aren't more people drawn to Jesus?
Talk about perfection. As God in flesh, He had it all. No sin. Charisma that drew flocks. And a kind answer for every disagreement. In our perfection-starved society, He is the answer.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2Corinthians 5:21
Terese Main is a morning co-host at Family Life, a network of nearly 70 Christian radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania (www.fln.org). She also provides imaging voicework for stations in Florida, California, Minnesota, Virginia and Wisconsin (www.themainvoice.com).