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May 15, 2007

Flagrant Foul

Good morning! Well, another one of my heroes has demonstrated that he is human. Robert Horry, sometimes referred to by sports commentators as “Big Shot Bob” confirmed that he is subject to flaws on the basketball court. It appeared that he lost it last night and committed a flagrant foul on Steve Nash. I believe that Horry will be given some kind of suspension or fine for his behavior which I believe to be proper. I can not help but wonder how he is feeling this morning as he wakes up to the reality of what he did. It is such an agonizing thing to discover that you are human. The truth of the matter is that a human being is capable of hitting last second shots to win ball games and that same human being can turn around and miss a game winning shot or even worst commit a flagrant foul. I’ve watch Horry since his days with the Houston Rockets and have never seen him respond to disappointment in this matter but again he is human.
Have you ever experienced a moment in which you discovered that you are human? I call these moments, “This is why I need you Lord moments!” There is an imperfection within all of us that brings us to a point of humility, to a place where we recognize our need for God’s strength and divine intervention in our lives. I hate those moments. But I have also discovered those are moments that help me to begin a new process of growth. You see if a seasoned player like Robert “Big Shot Bob” Horry can make a mistake on the basketball court where he has gained fame and performed well then there is the possibility that I could also do wrong. But if and when we do let us grow from our faults and failings and not be stuck in them.

Posted by Bishop at May 15, 2007 09:53 AM