Yahoo Sports reports that basketball player Kevin Durant had his tattoo finished. The religious tattoo covers Durant’s entire back and includes a basketball-wielding angel, a portrait of Christ, and a verse of scripture.
The scripture is James 1:2-4.
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
At least that’s what it’s supposed to say. It looks like the artist transposed the “t” and the “u” in “mature,” making “mautre.”
Durant will be able to put this verse into practice immediately. Consider your misspelled tattoos a sheer gift, friends. At least the challenge isn’t coming from “all sides.” It’s just coming from the back.
UPDATE [10:56 pm]:
Durant posted a new pic of the tattoo in which “mature” appears to be spelled correctly. It’s a little shiny, but it looks like a quick correction job.