|Liddell winning the 400 at the Paris Olympics.|
It's a moving story of one man's conviction and shows the real heart of a champion. Even though I'm a Christian, and most Sundays you'll find me at church, I never have shared Liddell's conviction about Sunday. At one point, as he's leaving church, a boy's ball comes across his path. He gently chides the boy for playing on Sunday. What? Most of us don't spend all day at church, so why not spend the rest of the day playing? I could almost see correcting the boy if he were chopping wood or something, but a pick-up soccer game hardly seems offensive to God. I certainly have run on Sundays, even a few races, and have missed church because of Saturday races. I'm quite sure I don't measure up to Liddell spiritually, but his dogmatic conviction about Sunday seems a little misplaced.
|Charleson pretending to win the 400 at the Paris Olympics.|