I once saw a man pray to his golf club.
‘Dear Lord’ he whispered softly to the putter, ‘please guide my hand steadily with your infinite wisdom, so that I might sink this ball.’
This was a fully developed grown male.
My first thought was that God really doesn’t have the time for this kind of nonsense.
War, famine and disease. As it stands the human race is probably on the brink of environmental and nuclear destruction.
God’s got a lot on his plate.
So the notion that he cares whether you come in under par is quite simply ridiculous.
But then I started thinking about my own to-do list.
I have to take care of my health insurance premiums, write up some licensing contracts, file for another extension on my taxes and re-register my car. But before all that I start with the easy stuff…..I have to get a cover for my new Ipad.
So maybe that’s why the world is still messed up. Maybe God’s taking care of golf games before he gets to the big problems.
Until then it’s up to us to fix the world ourselves.
Think about that the next time you put a penny in the pushka.