Living by Faith
“People have to realize that just because you’re a Christian, it doesn’t mean that you’re perfect, because every once in a while everyone stumbles. Living by faith is about when you do mess up, getting back up, brushing yourself off, and keep trying to improve where you mess up or where you have temptation. I screw up all the time. I’m not saying you have to be perfect because you can’t, but our goal is just trying to improve.”
―Christianity Today online, June 10, 2011
Reporters often ask Tebow if he has any vices, because he appears “too good to be true”—a young professional athlete who doesn’t drink, who is remaining abstinent until marriage, and who spends much time and resources improving the lives of sick children and orphans.
He’s responded by saying that he cracks his knuckles too much or forgets to put up his dishes after eating—is he being serious or making light of his reputation, or both?
Regardless, Tebow knows how he is perceived, and yet he makes it clear that he screws up “all the time.”
No one is perfect, not even Tim Tebow, and the goal as a Christian, he says, is that when you do sin, you make things right and then move forward.