Tuesday, August 28, 2007


A lot is being made of Micheal Vick's statement to the press yesterday...

"Dogfighting is a terrible thing, and I did reject it. I'm upset with myself, and, you know, through this situation, I found Jesus and asked him for forgiveness and turned my life over to God. And I think that's the right thing to do as of right now."

I think that he's going to get what the law says he deserves. His apology should be accepted, and he should do his time. What more can we ask of him now? All the cynics out there should remember the parable about casting the first stone...

Book of John

8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

What he did was horrible. We all know that. But, all of us have made mistakes in life, including myself. I have made mistakes in the handling and training of my dogs over the years (though nothing comparable to what Vick did). It is now up to Vick to show that he means what he said, and for the rest of us to examine exactly what we do in life that makes us feel we can lay into this guy and not think that someday we could be in exactly the same spot. All it would take is a misjudgment in, say, driving your vehicle... running some kid over... vehicular manslaughter... and you'd be the one going to prison. Forgive the guy. He's going to pay with hard time. The law worked. The guilty are being punished. He'll have the right to try and make a comeback at some point, and he should be allowed to. Time to move on.

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