• Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘God Comes First In My Life’

    Class Act

    Even if you’re pulling for the New England Patriots to win in Super Bowl XLIX, it’s hard to dislike Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

    The guy’s a class act all around.

    And while most of the talk surrounding the upcoming game has focused on either Tom Brady’s deflated balls or on Marshawn Lynch’s hostility toward the sports press, Russell Wilson used part of his time with the media this week to talk unapologetically about his faith.

    He was clear: God comes first in his life, and he wants to be remembered as a Christian man of integrity.

    “In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be a Christian man that helps lead and helps change lives and helps serve other people. It’s not about me, you know,” Wilson said. “It’s not about me and it’s about just helping other people. So that’s kind of where I keep my focus.”

    “In terms of my faith, my faith is everything: God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third,” he said. “I think when you keep it in that order, great things happen to you. You don’t stress out about much.”

    Speaking of the importance of integrity, he said: “We all make mistakes or whatever, but we’re football players. We’re able to use our gifts. For me, I’m able to use my gift to glorify God. That’s what it’s about for me.”

    Christianity Today also notes that Wilson gave a shout-out to the kids at the children’s hospital he visits weekly:

    “To all the kids out there, I’m just praying for you guys, and praying for miracles” he said.

    In a culture that’s become increasingly hostile toward Christianity in the public square, especially from the media elites, Wilson’s openness about his relationship with God is refreshing to hear — so much so that we’ll give him a pass on naively promoting Obamacare a few weeks ago.

    For now.

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