"How can I find peace away from the game of basketball?" the aging legend asks.
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.
21 February 2013
You Never Had Peace
Matt Smethurst in an excellent piece at TGC, on all the hoopla surrounding Michael Jordan turning 50:
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Thursday, February 21, 2013