Sunday, February 3, 2019
Mockingbird, Death, Taxes, and the New England Patriots:
In 2 Corinthians 3:7-11, Paul writes about two “ministries.” Here’s what he says:
Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory”
The New England Patriots are a ministry of death. Their greatness is carved in letters on stone. They are so glorious that mere mortals cannot look them full in the face. Tom Brady wears Ugg boots in public and barely takes any heat for it. The Patriots are unassailable. I do not rend my garments and I do not gnash my teeth for a simple reason: I am already dead.
The42, Death, Taxes, and the New England Patriots:
[W]hile you don’t have to like it, just like death and taxes, the Patriots playing well when it matters most — they’re 29-10 in the playoffs under Belichick — has become so inevitable you just have to sit back and accept it.