I was just scanning through stations this morning on the way to work, and I happened upon a Tony Dungee interview. If you don’t know who Tony Dungee is, check out the bio at Wikipedia. Now, this is one guy I really admire. Down to earth, humble, family man, impeccable values and well-respected by everyone. You really can’t dislike Tony Dungee.
Anyways…he was talking about some of the family-focused organizations he was involved in, and the satisfaction he got with working to better families. Then he was asked his favorite Bible verse, and here was his answer…
“Well, you know, for a long time it was Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. But here lately in the past couple of years…”
OK, this is when I start to assume which verse he likes now. In the past couple of years, Dungee has had his oldest son commit suicide, and he has also won the Super Bowl. Surely, I thought, this was going to be a verse like Isaiah 40, Philippians 4:13, or Romans 8:38. All good choices, mind you. Nope…way off!
“…it’s been Matthew 16:26: What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”
Dude…. Here’s a guy who’s seemingly on top of the world, revered by fans everywhere, Super Bowl bling on his hand, and he’s grounded like a rock with the understanding that none of it really matters. Thank you, Tony.