Mr. Lin and the praise of men and God

February 25, 2012

If your objective is to do what you do for the sake and love of God, then you don’t care what others think. Now you may very well care in terms of getting assistance in become better at your game, but not in order to receive their praise. The only praise that could count would be the praise of God. So when you receive the praise of others, you would respond: I can do better and I will do better. And once you realize that you cannot do better, e.g., getting feeble, then you just put more time on another of your development strategies, e.g., how you deal with bad circumstances or repairing automobiles, wherever talent and circumstance lead you.

Actually, as I think more about it, I think a Mr. Jeremy Lin would have to refuse all trophies of men and to declare that no praise counts for him except the praise of God, when he hears; “well done, good and faithful servant”. He can take the money to serve God with it, but he would turn down any trophies, as I understand him.

See also more on Linsanity. and more recent publicity in this article about Lin in the Raptors NBA championship.

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