The exploits of Denver Bronco (and former Gator) quarterback Tim Tebow are the topic of the day for newspaper columnists, television commentators, radio talk shows or even professors and psychologists.
Few, if any, of those offering heated opinions on whether Tebow's religious faith is real and affects the outcome of a game or his success is based on a psychological truism or is just luck that can't hold for such an inept athlete actually know the young man.
I've never met the guy either but after 37 years as religion editor of a major newspaper (The Miami Herald), I think I know something about his faith.
Tebow has stated that he does not believe God picks winners or losers in sports events. I believe him.
From what I know of him and his faith, Tebow is convinced God wants him to live as he understands that a believer in Jesus Christ should live. The aim is that onlookers would see something in him – a personal relationship with God that provides forgiveness and an eternal assurance about what really matters in this life and the life beyond that they would want for themselves.
His exciting play on the field and exemplary life off the field has brought attention to Tebow and the faith he feels privileged to share.
War is war
There is something I would like to get off my chest. Because of the treatment I received from the World War II veterans when I returned from Vietnam, I do not like or respect them. Since I am no longer a spring chicken myself, I would say to them, "Old men, all wars are hell."