Monday, September 20, 2010
Dear Tiger Woods,
I would like to apologize to you on behalf of the entire world. I know you are going through quite possibly the toughest time in your life and career right now and most people are somehow glad. As if it has ever been okay to kick someone while they are down and outwardly hope they don't get back up.
Just as you have mentioned in your public apology, you were selfish, you did make some mistakes, and it is completely your fault. I'm sorry that we treated you as if you were the only one that is selfish and makes mistakes. Fortunately for most of us, our mistakes aren't the talk of every media outlet in the world. I hope that you are learning from your mistakes and I hope that others can learn from them as well.
It seems as though it has become acceptable to laugh at people that are deeply struggling and be more excited when people fail than when they succeed. Many people even viciously comment on how you are getting what you deserve. Yet if people always got what they deserved, we would all live in a dark, ungracious, unforgiving hell.
As you are seeking forgiveness, may you also find it in your heart to forgive those of us who have judged you and wished ill will upon you. I seriously hope and pray that you are able to slowly gain your life and career back as I know you are broken.
"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone." - John 8:7