Catastrophe vs. Disappointment
This week UNC basketball coach Roy Williams made an short sighted and self-centered analogy.
In a press conference before playing Duke, eventually losing and consequently having a 2-7 record he said this:
"Our massage therapist told me, 'You know, coach, what happened in Haiti is a catasrophe. What you're having is disappointment. 'I told her that depends on what chair you're sitting in. it does feel like a catastrophe to me, because it's my life."
I was driving and blurted outloud to the radio, "You've got to be kidding!" I couldn't believe that Roy Williams was equating a poor season to the death of thousands of people!
As I write this blog, Mark 8.35-37 comes to mind. "Those who want to save their lives will give up true life. But those who give up their livs for me and for the Good News will have true life. It is worthless to have the whole world if they lose their souls. They could never pay enough to buy back their souls."
Roy Williams is wanting to gain the world with fame and sucess. He has is priorities messed up. Life is more important than a basketball game. Life is about saving souls, especially your own.