Last night I heard the great Freeman McNeil speak in Danbury. Freeman played in 12 NFL seasons for the New York Jets from 1981-1992. He is one of a few running backs in NFL history to average 4.0 yards per carry in every season he played. Yet, he said he would be nothing without his teammates. He emphasized the vanity of trying to go it alone in this world.
I once belonged to a popular band that played many nights a week to large crowds. After I left the band I played solo mostly. The music was “different” and there were no large crowds. Today, I work alongside musicians to bring our praises to God. There is a large crowd of witnesses in the heavens and the music is the most satisfying and rewarding I have ever been a part of.
While God loves you with an unfailing love, He loves others with equal fervency. You are part of a family, not the center of the universe. That would displace God from His rightful place. His plan is that together we would demonstrate His glory and rescue the oppressed.
Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.” 1 Peter 3:8 NLT