Kobe is dead. The ‘world’ mourns… Last night at my Bible study, Moses comes back down the mountain and the Israelites have built a “golden calf,” a false “idol,” if you will. Notice the ‘golden’ trim in the uniform above. A metaphor? Of course it is. Our society, through media infused pop culture, has made “idols” of some of these top players, no matter what the sport. How much time do we spend obsessing about them, watching them, reading about them, practicing to be like them… In comparison, how much time do we spend thinking about God, praying to Him, reading about Him, practicing what He taught…? For many of us, sadly, we’ve got this all tremendously backwards. Note: Was the incident sad? Sure it was. But so were all the other unexpected deaths yesterday across the country.