Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power: Media Relevance

Last night we were listening to a special on Tiger Woods’ not so private life now. I marveled at the reality of the many masks he hid behind, each one represented by and through the various women that he had extramarital affairs with. There are a couple of things that could be learned from all this publicity to apply to our own lives. It would seem that he gave each one of these women a little special piece of himself, a little insight into his childhood, a little insight into his home life, the stresses of being a pro golfer and famous and though it was morally egregious and incredibly disappointing, again I am challenged to learn something from this, not in a way that condones his behavior for that is really none of my business, but to apply to my own life the truth that there are times that we all hide behind masks. Is it to get what we want? Or is it to run from something that is chasing us? Is it simply for the thrill of being something, somebody we’re not? No, I can’t point a finger at Tiger Woods, nor can I get the microscope out and examine all his flaws. What I can do is make sure I’m not guilty of hiding behind any masks for any kind of gain.
I think more repulsive and heart-wrenching than his over-publicized mistakes was a couple of comments made by one of the women with whom he had an 18-month affair, according to her. The interviewer asked if she was just giving this interview for the publicity, for money, to which she responded: “I was raised Christian; I have no reason to lie.” I wanted to puke. Why is it when people want to declare their innocence, or their righteousness, they bring Christ into the mix? And yet, isn’t that what so many are doing and will continue to do to make it convenient to fit their lifestyle? I would dare suggest that that was a mask to hide behind, especially with one of her final answers when asked if she felt she owed Tiger’s wife an apology, to which she responded, “No, I don’t feel I’ve done anything wrong”!
Let me see here; raised Christian on one side of the scale and on the other side, sleeping with another woman’s husband…. Where’s the balance of truth in that?
Oh, may we pray that the eyes of their hearts would be opened to truth and not run behind the mask of self-righteousness.
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9 Responses to “Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power: Media Relevance”

  1. Gail says:

    Wow, this blog brings up so many truths I’m not even sure what to comment on. You could blog for days about all the issues in this story. I think the Christian ideal is used and abused. Just those comments alone show she has no real understanding of what God is all about. This whole Tiger Woods story is just another reminder, you can’t judge a book by its cover. We are so good at hiding behind our masks to make us feel like we are not sinning, to show the world we have it all together, when in reality we are truly dying inside. I guess when it really comes down to it I have to remember this, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Romans 3:23

  2. Lee Todhunter says:

    Today, 2-19, Tiger has at last had his time on TV to make peace with his media family and his admirers on and off the golf course. He seemed to humble himself, and I do hope it was as sincere as his performance appeared. He does admit to being Buddhist, and I do not know their stand on forgiveness, but it seems like a good time for him to look into Christianity for the sake of his soul. We seem to have to have a NEED to turn to Christianity, rather than just a want. Now is his time to start looking. Good luck, Tiger.

  3. Gail says:

    In response to Lee, I totally agree with you. He did seem very humble and transparent today. Since he is in rehab and is getting his ‘spirituality’ back as he put it, I will be praying that God really softens his heart and he starts looking for truth. That’s how it happened for me. God turns all things into good for those who love Him, and choose to follow Him.

  4. admin says:

    Again, VERY well said. We must pray that he finds Christ; not point the finger at him, judge him for wanting to re-establish his Buddhist connection. The fact is, he has run right into himself and is searching for peace…. Let’s pray that he finds the Truth. Thank you for sharing, Lee….

  5. admin says:

    I, like Tiger, have had that running into myself experience, and you are right, this is the beginning of him becoming whole for it is a process and everything in the process will be used if he (Tiger) lets it!!!!

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