Successfully hitting the wrong target

In what was described as ‘an extremely rare mistake in elite competition’, Champion Marksman Matt Emmons, who was one shot away from winning a gold medal at the Athens Olympics, ended up in eighth place. He didn’t even need a bull’s-eye to win. His final shot merely needed to be on target. Normally, the shot he made would have received a score of 8.1, more than enough for a gold medal. But Emmons fired at the wrong target. Standing in lane two, he fired at the target in lane three. His shot was dead on target, but it scored him a zero because it was the wrong target.
It reminds us that it doesn’t matter how accurate you are if you are aiming at the wrong thing. Jesus said, “What do you win if you gain the whole world but lose your soul.” The answer, of course, is nothing. You’ve hit the wrong target

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