Accusations of cheating in sports have been going around a long time. Check the bat. Check the ball. How much pine tar is legal? The accusations in football are making the circuit again even as I type. Winning at all costs seems to be an acceptable mode of operation for some people.
It is easy to sit and point fingers at people who are trying to achieve prominence utilizing unfair methodologies. The world of big money in collegiate and professional sports could certainly be an enticement to wrongdoing. The Hollywood elite are not immune to engaging in questionable tactics to further a career in the world of glitz and glamour. Politicians--well, we have all heard a variety of insinuations about what many of them will do to maintain power and notoriety.
I certainly will not condone behavior which intentionally exploits other people. However, before I cast the first stone, I want to be examining my own conscience to see the many ways I fall short in building up the Kingdom of God in my day-to-day actions. God invites us to holiness. That is a standard for which I will be spending a lifetime pursuing.
How important is winning?
How do I define winning?
In what ways do I use words to build myself up at the expense of someone else?