Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A Great Display of Honesty
This is what makes golf a sport unlike no other; you actually call penalties on yourself. If you notice you violate a rule you take action to make it right. It might cost you the a lot of money but that’s what the rules state. (article link) What a thought…being honest with yourself even though no one would have ever known! From a Christian standpoint, if we are going to be honest with God we must be able to be honest with ourselves. I wish Davis would receive more publicity for doing the right thing because I’ve seen firsthand the unfavorable implications of people being honest with themselves and God. Too often we (yes, myself included) look down at these people as if they are outcasts. We put on our facade that pretends that our life is in order ignoring the huge plank obstructing our vision.
These honest people should be praised for having the guts for calling out the sins in their lives. Thank you, Brian Davis for this real world example on honesty. Thank you to all the people who can see sin in their lives, call it sin and then do something about it. It might cost you pride, reputation even friendships but you are being obedient to God.
Photo: Brian Davis, left, of England, talks with PGA Tour Tournament Director Slugger White, right, after he hit a shot out of marsh on the 18th green during the playoff round of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Davis called a two stroke penalty on himself and later conceded the win to Jim Furyk. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
Now back to focusing on the 2X4 stuck in my head…