“The price of greatness is more than you want to pay. The world’s most legendary athletes are usually the ones most wildly out of balance. Michael Jordan had to crush you, whether you were an opponent or a teammate…Enjoy your heroes, but don’t envy them.” – Ricky Reilly, sportswriter
It is interesting that many of our athletic heroes have a competitive nature that calls them to dominate to achieve victory. But Jesus was the opposite. He obtained victory by sacrificing His life. No one envies the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. That would be an odd emotion. Our response should be one of gratitude for the price He paid to achieve greatness.