We’re all quarantined and I’m sure a lot of you watched the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.” Of course you did! It was one of the most watched documentaries in ESPN history. So folks were definitely watching. I know for 5 I was locked in every Sunday at 9pm. I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan, so this was must see tv to see The G.O.A.T. back in action. Yes LeBron James fans I said it. King James is great, but Jordan is The G.O.A.T.!! Now that we’ve got that cleared up let’s move on. LoL
As I think back on the series you really get to see inside of the head of Michael Jordan. To say he is competitive is a huge understatement. This man wanted to win at everything! From basketball, to golf, to gambling and even tossing coins with the security guards for money. He wanted to win. One little thing that was mentioned that made him more human to me was not his competitiveness in sports, but his drive for connecting with his family. While it is true that he loved sports it was his drive to prove himself and connect with his dad that really ignited all of it. The determination to be the best was there, but the relationship with his dad is what really made it all worth it.
I don’t think it’s strange that when his dad passed that he retired and said he didn’t feel challenged. To me the real motivation for him becoming ‘Air Jordan’ was literally gone. His love for the game brought him back. As a celebrity with all of that fortune and fame he, to a degree, felt trapped. There is a scene in one of the episodes where he mentions not being able to just live a normal life any more. There comes a point in life where you can have all of the nice things you want, but there is a yearning for fulfillment on the inside that every man has that no amount of money, women or men, cars or houses can satisfy.
We all have a God shaped hole on the inside and we desire to dive into the living waters of life in Christ. It’s not an easy life. It has trials and you’re going to take your lumps. Life is hard regardless, but you can choose your hardness. It can be hard with no fulfillment or hard and lead to ultimate fulfillment in Christ. At the end of the day we all desire that last dance with our Father.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. We’re going the vet who is about to make come back. The legendary Mouthpi3ce. The song is called “Abba Operate” and is from his 2012 album called “The Foolish Things He Chooses.” Tune into Trackstarz to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…
Mouthpi3ce – Abba Operate