"How can I find peace away from the game of basketball?" the aging legend asks.Read the article at TGC and follow the link to read the entire article by Wright Thompson. In anticipation of Jordan's 50th birthday, ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson spent some time with Number 23. The product is an Outside the Lines article titled "Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building," a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mind of the man who revolutionized the world of sports. This is well worth reading and sharing with your son.
Michael, you never had peace. Triumph and fame, yes, but not peace. James Naismith invented a game that brought you a sense of purpose, of value, of calm. But it was only that—a sense, a counterfeit of the real thing. You will never find life outside the game for the same reason you never found life in it. It's not there.
The peace you seek isn't available on a basketball court or a golf course but on a little hill outside Jerusalem. There, Yahweh incarnate hung in the place of sinners—wannabe Yahwehs like you and like me.
You've gained the world and found it lacking, Mike. Don't lose your soul.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Jordan Turns 50 - You never Had Peace
Matt Smethurst in an excellent piece at TGC, on all the hoopla surrounding Michael Jordan turning 50: