Today I will be glued to my TV for the playoff. I want to see Tiger win because I am caught up in his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' majors record. But I won't be disappointed if Rocco wins, either. In the famous words of Bill Murray, "It's a Cinderella story."
More from Yancey's Disappointment with God:
Faith, the forgiveness of sins, the power of the Evil One -- these were the concerns that drove Jesus to his Father in prayer each day. Such an emphasis confused the crowds, who primarily sought solutions to their problems in the physical world: poverty, illness, political oppression. In the end, Jesus failed to measure up to their expectations of a king. (Has anything changed? I know of many ministries that emphasize physical healing and prosperity, but few that direct their focus to such persistent human problems as pride, hypocrisy, and legalism --the problems that so troubled Jesus.)