In my humble opinion, I fully support the young athletes who are not afraid to profess thier love of Jesus to the masses. If can turn on the TV and see all that some of these young men do wrong, then a baalance of what they do right is refreshing. Perhaps it will grow to serve as a road map for our up and comming athletes and young adults. The equation could look like this, “This man rose to greatness and fell because he either did not believe or pushed his beliefs aside for fame and fortune. this man stayed on the straight and narrow but was also not ashamed to tell the world he loved the Lord and has been continually blessed. I think I’ll stay with the Lord.” Not saying that bad things don’t happen to believers, however it is time that “good genes and pure talent” stop getting the credit for God’s gifts!
What are your thoughts?
18And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the people say that I am?” 19They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.” 20And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” 21But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, 22saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.”
23And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. 25“For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27“But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”