You may have heard of Tiger Woods traffic violation heard ’round the world. If not, click here. His crash cost him a fine of 165 dollars. My going 30 mph in a 20 mph school zone Tuesday on the way to fish will set me back 156 dollars! Only 9 dollars difference for those keeping score at home. Doesn’t seem to add up if you ask me. But I’ll take the fine over speculations (actually recorded voicemails) of infidelity and getting beaten by your spouse!
Are such things true about Tiger Woods? Possibly, but no one knows. No one really knows Tiger, since he has done a nearly impeccable job of staying out of the public when not on the PGA Tour. He’s definitely no Kardashian.
Now there’s no escaping the media. He’s probably fortunate to escape more than scrutiny, as the investigation has ended and no medical records of what really happened will surface.
This incident reminds me of Jesus’ words to the Pharisees in Luke 12, when he warns us against hypocrisy. The private life will not always be so private and one day all will be disclosed. Whether its dirt on Tiger, you, or me, all will eventually come out. A sobering thought which makes me run to Jesus, hold on to him, allow Him to be the judge, and trust that my dirt leaves no stains, nor does it disqualify me from a big old hug one day.