The latest Tiger Woods' story, along with many of its corresponding social media responses, regurgitates a disturbing, recurring narrative...with Love lessons from which we can all learn.
Far too often, we celebrate people for what they can DO rather than for who they ARE. It never ceases to amaze me how people become overjoyed by the fall of the same people they once idolized. Perhaps it becomes difficult when we are no longer able to live vicariously through them. Maybe the vengeance underlying our jealousy is what's being manifested on such occasions. Regardless, what stands true is that we were all created to be Loved, not worshiped.
Because folks are more celebrated for their "doing" than their "being", once the talent declines, the voice weakens, the athleticism atrophies, the beauty fades, and the celebrity status dwindles...many are left in extreme pain...and with little sense of purpose.
This also bears witness to the truth that it is more important to focus on those things in our lives that time cannot so easily steal...like Love, Relationships, Character, and Wisdom.
While our Loving, Heavenly Father has gifted us to DO, He unconditionally LOVES us for who we ARE! By His Grace, we must Love ourselves and others with this same Love with which He Loves us!