Your Sense of Belonging
It’s Super Bowl week in the States and a little romp about football turns into a wider discussion about God’s intervention in sport and recreation and why people get so connected to athletic teams that they go through days of depression if their favorite one loses. Could it be a result of God wiring us for himself and our seeking it in all the wrong places? Is that why people identify with athletic teams, celebrities, and even religious gatherings that offer a false sense of belonging by connecting it to something human? A false sense of belonging will always separate us from others, but if we find our belonging in God we may still enjoy sports and other groupings of people, but they won’t own us in the same way and they won’t give us an excuse to look down on others who like things other than we do. Finding our worth in God’s love for us will open doors to a richer kind of community and freedom to live in the world.