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On my first listen my thoughts were of surprise mixed with a bit of disappointment. Turn to the Christian faith? That’s close, but is that really helpful to someone in this sort of situation? I would have liked Brit to have been a bit more specific. What about Jesus Christ? What about the gospel? What does turning to the Christian faith even mean?
The second time I listened, I thought of something different. Did you notice how Brit didn’t bad mouth Tiger’s present religious views? Yes, he did say that he didn’t think Buddhism provided the kind of answers that Christianity could. Yes, some will find such comments unacceptable when religious tolerance is supposed to be the norm. But if we can try to look at things from Brit’s perspective, he seems to be extending Tiger the opportunity to find a solution. He doesn’t appear to be just another commentator pointing to the already evident problem.
So on my third listen I concluded with this thought. What if I were given 40 seconds to offer my thoughts on the solution to humanity’s greatest need? What if I had the means to communicate my faith on such a stage? Could I do it succinctly, clearly, and not leave anything essential out? Am I ready when my time comes?
What about you? Are you ready?