PSA: I’m still on a half-sabbatical from the blog, and it is doing me a lot of good. I’m giving my mind space to refill with good thoughts, and I thank you all for hanging with me each Wednesday for a weekly conversation. I hope this summer is a restful time for you as well.
Tim Tebow had a meteoric rise to fame. Sure, he had some detractors. But for a few fleeting moments, he was our golden boy.
And then…life happened. Tebow’s challenges wouldn’t normally have been noticed much. But the popularity and expectations he had been bestowed with were wildly disproportionate to his accomplishments.
It became clear to me, and I know I’m not alone, that we had made an idol out of poor Tim Tebow. Perhaps we had expected too much out of a mere man.
But perhaps just as that lesson was about to sink in, the Patriots decided to take him on. Immediately, my Facebook and Twitter feeds filled up with righteous vindication from Christians everywhere. God had come through – not just for Tim, but for all of us.
I can’t help but think that the relief Tim feels of signing a new contract must be somewhat canceled out by the knowledge that the expectations on him have only grown again. So before we prop our favorite idol back onto his pedestal, let’s remember a few things about all of our other heroes.