Twice a week our church opens our basketball gym to the community. It's always been a great outreach. It's hard to get men in the church but they sure like to play ball. Midway through the night we stop the action and share a quick message.
Last night I had the opportunity to talk to the guys. I eat that stuff up. To know that I have a captive audience with guys who probably never go to church...it doesn't get much better than that.
I talked with them about Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots. Last year he was interviewd by 60 Minutes [read the transcript here]. What I found interesting was that even though he has won three Super Bowls, has a $60 million dollar contract, and was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful, he still admits to being unfulfilled. Here is what he said,
“Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think there's something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, ‘Hey man, this is what is.’ I reached my goal, my dream, my life. Me, I think, ‘God, it's got to be more than this.’ I mean this isn't, this can't be what it's all cracked up to be.”
“What's the answer?” asks Kroft [interviewer].
“I wish I knew. I wish I knew,” Brady replies.
Though Tom and I have never shared quality time on the golf course, I have to believe what is missing is an intimate relationship with Jesus. It's just a reminder that the things of this world, even in their abundance, cannot bring fulfillment. Our only answer is Jesus!