Heros

Posted: January 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

One of the things that will keep me pretty preoccupied for next 20 years, as a father of two boys, is considering who my sons idolize.  I’m not talking about what bronze statue they bow down to before going to bed, but the people that they want to emulate, follow, listen to, or let themselves be influenced by.

As a kid growing up in the 80’s and 90’s it was pretty common to have sport idols like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.  At the time Magic Johnson probably seemed like one of the most wholesome guys a father could want his kid to emulate.  He had a charismatic personality and a warm and contagious smile. Hindsight, being what it is, shows that he was about as wholesome as a Las Vegas hooker.

One of the most interesting things about life (and scary thing about our judgment) is that its extremely difficult to know what a person is really like.  Wives don’t realize their husbands are addicted to Porn, coaches don’t realize their players are thieves, and Pastors don’t realize a staff member is fleecing the congregation. It’s the scary thing about dating and getting married, its the hard thing about finding a good employee, and the tremendous risk you take when going into business with someone you think you know.

As I read Proverbs, on an ever increaing basis, the one theme that gives me hope is that if you chase after wisdom and insight like a buried treasure you wukk find it.  That gives me hope about discovering the truth about those that will potentially have my sons’ undivided attention…I hope there is another Tim Tebow in 10 years!?

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