Summary: The fourth in my Winter Olympics Series, Looks at some things that we don’t understand.
It just wasn’t right. Peter had done a lot of weird and wonderful things over the past three years but he wasn’t going to let Jesus wash his feet. That was a servant’s job, and besides Peter had feet like a hobbit’s and while Jesus had certainly touched the fisherman’s heart, Peter didn’t want him touching his feet.
And as Peter protested Christ’s actions Jesus looked at him and said John 13:7 Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now why I am doing it; someday you will.”
You don’t understand now. If Jesus was to look down at me as I watched Curling during the Olympics he would have said “You don’t understand now; someday you will.” And that promise is real, because when I get to heaven I’m going to have perfect knowledge and I’ll walk through the pearly gates and go “Wow, now I know, I know why they sweep like that and why they shout.” I have tried, I’ve gone online and discovered that Curling was probably developed in Scotland around 1510 and that it was first played as a demonstration sport in the winter Olympics in Innsburg in 1964 and then again in Calgary in 1988. And became an official sport in the Winter Olympics in 1998. Where Canada won a Gold in the women’s and a silver in the men’s.
As for understanding the game itself, I went onto the internet and found the rules for the game. I looked at it and thought this isn’t that tough. And then I made a mistake, you know what they say about a little knowledge. I decided to read the final analyse of the game that the Canadian Women lost to the British on Wednesday Afternoon. “The Canadian skip failed to execute a hit and roll that would have allowed her to blank the first end. As a result, she was forced to take a single in and surrender the hammer. Britain then scored one in the third and stole two more in the fourth. With the two teams tied 5-5 in the 10th end, Britain was lying one when the two skips stepped into the hack for their rocks. Law put her first stone just in front of the British shot rock, but Martin elected to knock both out with her shot to leave the house open.
Law put her final shot deep in the eight-foot, leaving Martin the open draw for the win. And Martin made no mistake, easily putting her final rock in for the victory.”
It was then that I realized the only thing that I have understood about the game was when Jay Leno said “Did you see the curling today? Pretty exciting! The gold medal ended up going to a Brazilian cleaning team.”
However never one to give up, I pressed ahead in the quest for curling knowledge and then it all made sense because I discovered that curling wasn’t invented in Scotland that it was invented in the Holy Land. Really, the way I figured that out is by all the references to curling in the bible. Sure, I’m not kidding. First the rules of a brief overview of the rules: Each team is made up of four players: the lead, the second, the third and the skip. The skip is the captain of the team and calls the shots while mapping out strategy. He or she is the last to throw in a round or an "end."