I was watching Match of the Day last night (MOTD) which, for anyone reading this from outside the UK, is a staple part of most football-loving chap’s Saturday evening.
In the match between my beloved Liverpool FC and West Ham United, the referee had a mare: he wrongly sent off two players, one from each team.
John Noble was the West Ham player to get shown a straight red for a challenge that barely warranted a yellow. But it was the Commentator’s phrase in response that caught my attention when the player went in for the supposedly horrendous tackle. He asked provokingly,
“What did this [a supposedly terrible challenge] show us of his soul…?”
As it happened it didn’t show us anything, other than that Noble was quite gracious in the end because his tackle definitely didn’t deserve a red card.
For us, what does X, Y and Z of our daily life and behaviour show of our soul?
When I read this following verse this morning, I was glad of His watchful eye over my often ‘leaky soul’.
“For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” 1Pet2.25