I don’t give a hoot about the Super Bowl.
I hear all of the buzz about it and can’t help but think of all of the money that is poured into this event. What comes to mind is the fact that on Sunday, while millions of people stuff themselves on nachos and pizza, somewhere between 16,000 and 20,000 children will die from hunger. With just a fraction of the cost of a 30 second Super Bowl ad, they could have all been fed and then some. It tugs on my heart.
Nowthese are just my opinions and thoughts. People tend to get up in arms and feel the need to defend their interest in watching the Super Bowl. I need to say, what tugs on my heart isn’t necessarily what tugs on yours. My cousin said to me, “The same could be said for just about every American past-time.” He is right. But, in *my* heart, that doesn’t justify it. It just says VOLUMES about our priorities. It isn’t just the Super Bowl that makes me ponder this topic. As I said in this post, everything from Disney vacations to paying for manicures and pedicures brings these thoughts to mind. Even the fact that we’re thinking of going to the 4 day Kingdom Bound concert series this summer. While we could really cut corners and make this trip as cheap as possible, I can’t help but think about what else we could do with the money it would cost.
(Just to be clear, my disclaimer is that my thoughts aren't your thoughts. My convictions don't have to be your convictions. Please don't feel like you need to defend your decision to watch the Super Bowl, go to Disney or get a manicure. I'm still working through my own decisions and priorities here.)
This amazing post by Ann Voskamp says, in a far more eloquent way than I could ever convey, the feelings in my heart. If you haven’t read that post before, please take a few minutes to do so.
This one quote has stuck with me since I first read it.
God gives the world enough of what it needs. He just doesn’t distribute it.
We will have to share.