As parenting gets closer and closer for Shaina and I, I've thought about a phrase that my parents and I think all parents have to combat at some point..."But, Mom and Dad, Everybody's doing it."
The words are silly...but sometimes they win the day...You don't want to be the only uncool parent making your kid simultaneously uncool by not giving them a cell phone when they are in first grade right?
But the rebuttal I always heard growing up, was "If everyone else jumped off a bridge would you?"
The reality is that everyone is not doing it, whatever it is. And so using such a phrase doesn't hold water and giving in to things for such a reasoning as this is wrong.
So, OSU Football fans, the argument that every other program in the nation is doing it, and that Jim Tressel is more victim than perpetrator doesn't work.
What is frustrating is that a guy who has worn his faith on his sweater vest has apparently consistently acted in defiance of everything that Jesus calls us to.
This isn't an indictment on Tressel or OSU Fans. It's a call for Christians to do away with duplicitous living and authentically live to honor Christ.
David got caught in sin and attempted cover ups and it made him a better man because of God's conviction and grace. May it be with each of us as well.