Gently, Gently

September 7, 2011

I cringed when I saw it fall on the TV news.  It seemed so.., so disrespectful,… just not right.  I couldn’t believe they allowed to happen.  But I suppose, how do you stop such a thing from happening once events have been set in motion.  In case you’re wondering, it was the report that the Stanley Cup fell off a table on its way to visit Bonavista Newfoundland, the home town of former Bruin, Michael Ryder.
The cup was fine, other than a small dent in the top, and Ryder can claim that he left more than his name on the cup.  It’s not the first time the cup has fallen off a table. It happened in 2000 and stranger things have happened to Lord Stanley’s cup through the years, including having been punted into a canal and being used as a flowerpot! You would think people would be more careful.
There used to be a time that I was very careful about how my Bible was treated, but I’m probably less conscious of it now. Maybe it needs to become a concern again.  If I was dismayed at the treatment of a sports trophy, how much more should the careless use of God’s word trouble me?  

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.