The Super Bowl of the Soul
Dr. Jim Denison
Last year’s Super Bowl was watched by 127.5 million people, and the game the year before by 130,754,000. The ten most watched programs of all time are nine Super Bowls and the women’s skating final of the 1994 Winter Olympics, oddly enough. Companies will pay $2.3 million per ad for this weekend’s game.
Now, answer quickly: who won last year’s Super Bowl? Who lost? By how much?
Can you name the last ten Super Bowl Most Valuable Players? Did you know that Ottis Anderson, Mark Rypien, Larry Brown, and Desmond Howard are on the list?
Which do you remember more, the players or the commercials? If I never hear “Whassup?” again it will be too soon.
Super Bowl fame is fleeting, indeed. Our worth is not our work, no matter how visible and famous it is.
We’re exploring personal issues in light of God’s great commandments and great commission, his priorities and purpose for our lives. We began by discussing self-esteem problems and praying Jabez’s prayer of audacious blessing. Let’s continue by tackling the whole issue of worth vs. work, of finding our identity in our performance, our vocations, our work.