I debated blogging on this, but decided that I would. I too was disappointed when I heard that Tiger Woods had joined the ranks of other sports figures who have been unfaithful. AP reports:
In the last week, Woods has faced intense media scrutiny after a car accident outside his home in the middle of the night and sordid allegations of affairs. Finally, on Wednesday, Woods acknowledged he had "not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves."
The statement followed an Us Weekly cover story of a Los Angeles waitress claiming she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer. Woods’ words were posted three hours after the magazine released a voice mail – provided by the waitress, Jaimee Grubbs – that Woods left on her phone three days before he rammed his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and tree outside his Florida home.
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart," Woods said on his Web site. "I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves."
He did not mention the allegations of an affair, only that he would deal with "my behavior and personal failings" alone with his family.
I want to say a couple of things, first is that Tiger Woods and his wife do deserve privacy. I hope that they are able to work this out, and reconcile.
The second thing is there but by the grace of God go I. We are all capable of this. So I don’t intend to judge him, but pray for him and use this as a reminder to myself. That I am a man with clay feet. I, we have the capacity to be like Tiger Woods in this manner. Everything looking like it’s going well on the surface, but beneath the surface living a double life.
So don’t think you are incapable, when you think you are immune is when your guard is down. We need to remember to guard our hearts for it is the wellspring of life, (Proverbs 4:23).