Monday, February 04, 2008

How About those Giants?!

As a Cowboys fan, I have to admit rooting for the Giants was like kissing my sister (I don't have a sister, but let's not let details get in the way of a good cliché), but I had to pull for the NFC East.

It really was a great game. What I found interesting was how many people were not so much cheering for the Giants, but against the Patriots (I must admit I felt a bit of this). Why?

Is it that we don’t like to see others reach "perfection" because we know we are so far from it? Do we not like to see others succeed? Or was it that we did not like some of the personalities on that team – the coaches or some of the players?

I’m not sure why I felt this way. I’m not a big fan of their coach – he seems gruff and short with people – not a real “people person”. But it does bother me that I had this negative reason to cheer for someone else. Of course, I feel this every time the Redskins play, but as a Cowboys fan that just comes with the territory. :-)



Anonymous said...

But the
great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love
for us does not.
C.S. Lewis

Dave said...

Ahhh, Mr. Lewis. What a great thinker and writer. And on this point he is so right!

Thanks for the reminder that God has given us our emotions - and when understood they are a wonderful part of life. But God also told us, through Paul, that the greatest thing we've been given -- is love (1 Cor. 13:13).

Jesus told us why we've been given the ability to love - so that we can return God's love for us and so that we can show His love for those around us (Matthew 22:36-40).