Last week I posed a question in the form of a contest: Why does God hate the Toronto Maple Leafs?
I received two responses and they were both great. Thank-you very much to mypbbbooks and Jennifer Mugrage for your submissions.
Because of the small number and high quality of the submissions, I have to call this one a draw.
Below are the two biblical interpretations of the cursedness of the Toronto Maple Leafs, in the order that they were submitted. Both of these bloggers have some great stuff to read, so please follow the links below to check out their blogs.
Submission 1 from mypbbbooks:
For the contest, I went directly to the source. After many prayers and 2 donations, the reason was revealed to me in a prophecy. It was probably from the Holy Spirit, although I must give some credit to Captain Morgan. In the vision, an angel held a big book loaded with nonsense and Jesus started reading from it.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite the Toronto Maple Leafs, and utterly destroy their dream, and spare them not; it happeneth in 2013, it happeneth in 2018 and it happeneth again in 2019. Take ye advantage of all mistakes by thou Leafs defense. In the third period, sendeth thy bad boy Sean Kuraly right around Toronto’s top pair of Ron Hainsey and Morgan Rielly and beat their asses until they understand that my father created them to play pool, not hockey.
Lucky for you (and for the Maple Leafs), this week I have been reading the book of Hebrews:
“‘My [team], do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,/and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,/because the Lord disciplines those he loves,/and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.’
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and [bruised dignity]. Make level paths for your feet, so that the [repeatedly defeated] may not be disabled, but rather healed.”
Heb. 12:5b – 6, 11 – 12
Thanks again for your submissions.
Unfortunately, I still have no idea what happened to the Leafs, but as we know, God works in mysterious ways.