Super Sunday?

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“Party hardy!”, the fool yells. And before the night is finished, his soul slips into eternity.

“Let’s eat, drink, and be merry. After all, we all gotta go sometime; might as well go out on the high side!” This is the quote of someone who has never looked death in the eye.

“When I die, I wanna have booze in one hand and a babe in the other!” As if that’s an impressive feat. The macho man who speaks such idiocy will soon find his bravado melting into a pool of eternal sorrow; moments after he breathes his last.

“Hell’s gonna change when I get there! I’ve got some definite ideas how things should be run.” Can anyone be THAT belligerent?

“I don’t believe in God, the devil, the Virgin Mary, or Santa Claus, for that matter. I only believe in myself.” Spoken like someone who really has a handle on life.

“God fears ME! I’m the meanest #%!}|> in the county!” Sure. Right.

“My body is my god, and I’m going to let it enjoy every good feeling it craves.” Yes, there have been many who have espoused such lunacy.

The above quotes reflect the mindset of America’s party animals. “Live for the moment; be a party going someplace to happen. You only live once, so go for it all!”

Tomorrow is Super Sunday, the annual, all day super party culminating with the NFL’s Super Bowl. Much more than a football game; it’s America’s reason to party.

Super Bowl XLVIII (48).

I love the game, but I am grieved over many things that seem to accompany it. Not because they’re part of the game.

No, they are part of our society.

Drunkenness, gambling, prostitution and sex trafficking, domestic violence, and broken lives.

Broken lives. Many will wake up the morning after the big game with their world in shambles; some won’t remember why. Others will try and forget.

Some won’t wake up.

Yes, the commercials will be entertaining and fun to watch, and the game should be a good one; but to many, Super Bowl Night will be a night with eternity on the line. And that’s not funny, or entertaining.

Maybe it would be wise to take some advice from Solomon, BEFORE the game begins.

“Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies – so the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2-4 NLT)

Think about it. And act accordingly. Eternity lasts an awful long time!