People who aren't NFL fans won't understand this. People who aren't Dallas Cowboy fans really won't understand this. This Sunday afternoon, I'll be at the installation service of a Presbyterian minister at the same time that the Dallas Cowboys will be playing the New York Giants in a playoff game. The Cowboys are my favorite NFC team. They've tied their best-ever season record. The Dolphins are my favorite AFC team. They had their worst season ever. (In a shameless bit of self-promotion, see my post on 17 Dec 07, as I celebrate their only win of this year.)
It's a good thing that I will be forced to miss the Dallas game. I don't want to let the Cowboys become my idol. I have to remember that there can actually be better uses of my time during those three hours than watching them play. I should remind myself that 1 John 5:21 warns us, "Little children, keep yourselves from idols."
Besides, maybe I'll get back in time to see the second half!