I’m not a boxing analyst so this is really not an evaluation of the fight.
But reading the tweets after the Pacquiao-Marquez fight has been interesting to say the least.
Some cheer Manny on saying that they still believe in him while others predict the end of his career.
The most interesting ones are those that credit his loss to his faith in God.
That one, I don’t understand.
Unfortunately, God gets the blame in the process.
People will crucify you for your faith. If I remember correctly, that’s what was done to Jesus.
But the other thought I had was this:
Faith is tested both in the winning and in the losing.
It is fun to win. No doubt about that.
Equally true is the difficulty in accepting defeat. At least, I know I do.
But fact remains,
“It’s not what happens to you that is important but how you respond to what happens to you.”
You can win and end up losing.
Conversely, you can lose and end up winning.
(Great blog by my friend, Dennis Sy, found here by the way.)
Looks to me that Manny’s responding well which is a test of character and a test of faith. It surely is a difficult one to swallow and a tough one to accept, but this is where the rubber meets the road.
I believe Manny will surpass this test.
His identity and security is no longer in the championship belt but on the Champion Himself.
For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3, NLT)