I was once again thrilled to hear the owner and coach of the Colts give glory where it was due today. I loved it that when asked about the "social significance" of his victory in the presentation ceremony, Coach Dungy, while acknowledging the honor of being the first black head coach to win the Super Bowl, made a point of stating that to both he and coach Lovie Smith, what's even more important that they are Christian coaches, and have been able to show that you can do it "the Lord's way."
Here's a message passed on by Michael W. Smith on his Shoutlife page, from Coaches Dungy and Smith:
On Sunday, one of us will be a world champion. We may have reached the ultimate goal for a football coach, but we know that there is more to life than football. Even when you have achieved the ultimate, someting better lies beyond.
As pro football coaches, we are also men of faith. Our faith drives us every day to seek excelle4nce. It comforts us in the worst of times and produces hope in adversity. It is through our common faith in Jesus Christ that we have individually experienced God's love and forgiveness.
We would love to tell you more. Visit http://www.beyondtheultimate.org/, and discover how you can live "BEYOND" the ultimate.
Signed By: Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith
"A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way I've found true peace, joy and forgiveness." - Tony Dungy
"At a young age, I called on God to help me. I have leaned on him ever since." - Lovie Smith
This site is really wonderful!! Even if you're not a football fan, I'd encourage you to check it out. What a neat testimony to God's grace!