End of a Matter

In Ecclesiastes 7:8, King of Israel and uber-wise man Solomon says:  The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”

I understand this snippet of wisdom. Oftentimes, I find I’m greatly relieved when a matter has ended … even if it was something I thoroughly enjoyed. (The latter consideration doesn’t apply when I’m talking FIFA World Cup.)Brazil_2014_FIFA_World_Cup_Log_0

As to soccer, I’ve already provided (in a previous post) my thoughts on this recent celebration of the sport. I’m definitely not a fan. I don’t begrudge the rest of the world for their enthusiastic embrace of the sport. In fact, I’m greatly impressed by the stamina and athletic ability of the players. There’s no question they’re amazing athletes. Continue Reading →