A Good Superbowl

Sunday the Green Bay Packers became Superbowl Champions.  It was a good game.  Despite being down 21-3 in the first half the Steelers never gave up.  They battled back throughout the game so that the game was still in question in the final minutes.   One big play on their last possession and there would have been a different conclusion to the game.  I like games that keep you on the edge of your seat.  It is more fun to watch a close game than a blow-out.

It was a good Superbowl.   I define good by comparison to an ideal.  I think that definition of good can be used for more than football games.  When we say that something is good or even great, it is in comparison to some concept that we have of an ideal object.

If we want to discover the good in humans, it should be in comparison to an ideal person.  Does one exist?  I believe that Jesus was the ideal human.  He is the only one that was, and is, truly perfect.  If we want to compare our lives, we should compare ourselves to him.  We will fall short of course, but Jesus gives us an ideal to serve as a model for our lives.  If we have chosen to follow Christ, let us also seek to imitate him.

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2 Responses to “A Good Superbowl”

  1. Duane Moraine Says:

    Amen!
    Thanks Curt!. I did not watch the game. I burnt out on Superbowls on the very first one when the Packers beat the Chiefs. Though they won about five years later, it did not take away from the sting of defeat. That sting is not nearly as powerful as the sting of sin, and Jesus has overcome it and death. Duane

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