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Tom Brady: Is There More?

On December 2007 Tom Brady gave an interview to 60 Minutes. During this clip―and it’s hard to determine the context―Brady makes the following statement:

“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. 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 … 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.”

We love to create and depend on idols. By the time we get rid of one, 5 more seem to pop up. Anything outside of God will leave us empty, even the greatest sporting achievements.

Check out a portion of the interview below.

Meaningless, Part 2

On Sunday I continued our study of Ecclesiastes. Below is a quick look at what we discussed.

Text: Ecclesiastes 5:13-17

One of the best characters that envelopes the individual described in these verses is Ebenezer Scrooge. This character from “A Christmas Carol” portrays an individual who cared more for his wealth than his family, coworkers, or people who were effected by his pursuit of more. We do not want to live the life of Scrooge. Instead, leave a legacy of generosity behind. Choose a job and lifestyle so that God is glorified, not so you can accumulate possessions that are temporary.

What will the life of Scrooge provide?

  1. The life of Scrooge will leave you hurting (13)
  2. The life of Scrooge will hurt those closest to you (14)
  3. The life of Scrooge will leave you with emptiness (15-17)


  • Am I more concerned about my educational pursuits than I am of showing Christ to those around me?
  • Have I become swallowed up by “the pride of life” in my pursuit of money?
  • What can I do to love God and serve others with my wealth, whether it be little or much?