The God of Extremes – No Middle Ground

white-blackI was told by my son Mark that I should watch the film “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, and let him know what I thought. Actually I thought it was an intriguing film, and particularly one thing that Billy Beane said grabbed me strong:

“I HATE LOSING EVEN MORE THAN I

LOVE (WANT) WINNING.”

That statement will not let me go as I have pondered it not only, but I sensed that the Holy Spirit was compelling me to see something in it that Billy Bean never intended. But in all honesty at first thought, my response was, “Come on now Billy Bean, nobody hates losing more than he loves winning.” I mean, what kind of out-of-balance and skewed thinking is that, for after all, every honest thinker would say:

“I LOVE WINNING EVEN MORE THAN I HATE LOSING.”

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