4 things golfers and Jesus Christ have in common

by Doug Lawrence

There’s little doubt that Jesus Christ is the inventor and history’s most prominent advocate of the “do-over” … otherwise known as a “Mulligan”:

Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.   (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)

Jesus is also history’s greatest “handicapper”:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)

And of course, Jesus is the one who is responsible for the natural beauty of the golf course, as well as the physical laws which govern everything about the game:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3)

Looking ahead, we see that Jesus also appreciates awards ceremonies … and that he alone will be the “Master” of the biggest awards ceremony in history:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

(The above verse makes even the “Green Jacket” awarded at “The Masters” seem relatively insignificant …)

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Pic: Walsh Jesuit High School “Holy-in-One” Golf Retreat

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