The Kurt Warner family moved around a bit while he played football, being selected MVP of the NFL in 1999 and 2001 as well as MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. Now retired, Kurt and Brenda devote themselves to their "First Things First Foundation," the name of which was derived from his interview after winning the Super Bowl. When asked, "First things first -- tell me about the final touchdown pass," he replied, "Well, first things first, I've got to thank my Lord and Savior up above -- thank you, Jesus!"
I thought this story was especially worth sharing at this time, having recently reflected on the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, and the Winter Olympics. The truest mark of champions or heroes is not how they act in a particular moment of glory but, rather, how they live their lives when no one is watching. The two greatest commandments are to love the Lord and to love our neighbors (Mark 12:28-31). What does the way you show God's love to others in your life say about your commitment to Jesus Christ?