A Prayer for Tom Brady

In November 2005 an interview was conducted by 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft.  The interview has recently been updated HERE.  Particularly listen to the video segment “Tom Brady on the Future.”  Toward the end of the interview, there is compelling dialogue between Brady and Kroft:

But with all Brady’s fame and career accomplishments, Kroft was surprised to hear this from him: “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?

“I wish I knew. I wish I knew,” says Brady. “I love playing football and I love being quarterback for this team. But at the same time, I think there are a lot of other parts about me that I’m trying to find.”

With three Super Bowl rings, he already has Hall of Fame credentials, even if he never played another game. But he’s only 30 and just entering his prime.

“Do you think he is going to go down as one of the greatest players ever?” Kroft asks Charlie Weis.

“I hope he goes down as the best player ever. Not one of the greatest,” says Weis. “I hope he goes down as the greatest. The sky’s the limit.”

“Which of the rings do you like the best? What’s your favorite ring?” Kroft asks Brady.

“My favorite ring? I’ve always said, you know, I always said the next one. The next one is the best,” Brady says.

Let us pray for Tom Brady.  He appears to sense some loss and emptiness.  Let’s pray that he would realize that the “next” ring will not provide any more significance and that only Christ would become His treasure.

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