What if players were kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of the government for failing to take care of veterans who fought for the very freedom our flag represents?
Or what if players were kneeling in prayer during the Anthem in protest of the hundreds of thousands of children aborted annually by Planned Parenthood?
Would the public, press, politicians, NFL, celebrities, and news media be drawing much different battle lines? Would you feel differently about the situation?
If you can admit that you might indeed feel differently, then hit the pause button. Check your spirit.
All sides can learn something here about their own motives and biases.
“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord” (Proverbs 16:2).