Local ‘Loser’ team survives another week, Charlie Sheen confused
Marci Crozier did a great job as team leader. It’s hard to comprehend the challenge of significant weight loss combined with instant micro-celebrity status. Your success or failure there for all to see, along with your emotional ups & downs. But these are hard-working everyday people who are up to the challenge. For many, faith has been featured as a key element in their overall life-victory. Charlie Sheen must be really confused by this show! All the losers win. They lose all that weight and gain their lives back. Pretty close to what the gospel offers us.
I’ve met Marci and her husband. They’re good people who’ve made a difference everyday for years. They attend a church I know well and respect. I like what the above article points out: she was prepared to send herself home as team leader. She also wanted to set an example so she worked really hard. This actually gave her immunity. Another example of what Jesus said, “Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”
Here at the beginning of Lent as we hear the call to self-sacrifice, let’s remember we have nothing to fear. “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Heb 12:1)
Yeah, it’s a TV show. But it’s one that reminds us how important it is to discover the power to change. Usually this comes when we’re at the end of our rope; ready to let go of our demons.
“Here’s to all the losers. They lose all their guilt and sin.
Here’s to life in Jesus. All of the losers win!”
DeGarmo & Key
Posted on March 9, 2011, in Chicagoland, CotN, Entertainment, Spiritual Formation and tagged Biggest Loser, Charlie Sheen, discipleship, faith, losing, reality tv, winning. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.