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                    TIGER
                    WOODS ON
                    DISCIPLESHIP
                    I heard him make a few
                    comments in an
                    interview that I believe
                    relate to the discipline
                    of the Christian life.




                    Executive Director-Treasurer
                    State Missionary




             t h e g r e a commission
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ion  I must confess that I do not
 play golf, and therefore, I don’t
 watch it on television or read
                                          In another moment of
                                      reflection, Tiger Woods
                                      described his early days of
                                                                               That is a superb summary
                                                                           statement for the life of a
                                                                           Christian disciple. We don’t
 about the game in sports             learning the game of golf this       know exactly where this life
 journals. I have often been          way: “I really didn’t know where     leads; however, we do know it is
 asked, “Can you really be a          the ball was going, except that it   forward, and it is a long journey
 preacher and not like fried          was going forward, and a long        of following in the footsteps of
 chicken or the game of golf?” To     way.”                                Jesus Christ our Lord. OM
 that question I have responded,
 “I hope you can because I don’t
 do either one of them.”
     You don’t have to be a golf
 lover to know something about
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 this generation’s sports icon,
 Tiger Woods. I heard him make
 a few comments in an interview
 that I believe relate to the
 discipline of the Christian life.
 Tiger once commented, “I don’t
 believe that there is such a thing
 as perfection. But I have always
 been a big believer in
 professional excellence, and that
 is what I try to achieve.”
     Discipleship is the
 pilgrimage in this world for
 followers of Jesus Christ. We are
 called to be disciples, or
 “learners,” in the school of
 Christ. We will never be perfect
 this side of Heaven, but we can
 move toward spiritual
 excellence.