Poor Steve Harvey 

 

Poor Steve Harvey. Maybe he should have taken heed to the overplayed Aaron Rodgers television commercials for State Farm insurance. He should have “double-checked” the card before announcing Miss Columbia as the new Miss Universe. 

Poor Steve Harvey. 

After apologizing in front of 10 million viewers for his mistake, he got into even more trouble for misspelling the names of the two countries, Columbia and the Philippines, in his Twitter apology. 

I wonder if Pat Sajak or Drew Carey ever made a mistake? How about Bob Barker?

Yes, I feel sorry for Miss Columbia, and for Miss Philippines. 

But I ESPECIALLY feel sorry for poor Steve Harvey.

Have YOU ever made a mistake? I have. No, not in front of 10 million people. Not at a Miss Universe contest.

But I’ve said and done things that, to me, were just as embarrassing. 

I think a lot of folks are giving Mr. Harvey some slack, but there are those who love to kick a person when he’s down. 

Perhaps it makes them feel big. I don’t know. But the kind of folks who are railing on poor Steve Harvey are the same ones who enjoy finding fault with everyone but themselves. 

Oh, to be so perfect. 

“But Steve Harvey was the emcee! He should have been more careful and gotten it right!” 

True. But he was a HUMAN emcee, not a computer. The program was live, not prerecorded; therefore it couldn’t be edited. 

True, Steve Harvey has spent a lot of time in front of a camera and shouldn’t have been confused by a cue card. 

I’ve spent hours and hours behind the wheel of my automobile, but sometimes I make stupid mistakes. 

Do you? 

Did you know EVERYONE makes mistakes? 

Everyone. 

You know what I think? People who are making Steve Harvey’s blunder into a federal case are showing how much they need a savior.

Because things like “grumbling, complaining, fault finding, and having a critical spirit” are all indications of an unregenerate heart. 

Oh? Yes! 

Now I’m not saying a complainer isn’t saved; I’m just saying they don’t act like it.

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1 KJV)

“Do all things without complaining and disputing…” (Philippians 2:14 NKJV)

“Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.” (1 Peter 4:9 NKJV)

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NKJV)

Poor Steve Harvey. 

No, I don’t know anything about him, other than what I read on the internet or see on television. 

But I think he’ll be alright.

At least he apologized.

At least he demonstrated remorse for his error.

At least he didn’t try to blame the mistake on the person who gave him the card. 

And he didn’t try to hide the card, burying it among thousands of other cards. 

Besides, his was merely a mistake; though a mistake seen by people all over the world. 

AND…HE’S not running for president.