The love of money

Instead of working out in preparation for the upcoming NFL season (if there is one), Todd Gurley took to Twitter yesterday to complain about the Rams not sending him his paycheck. The timing of this tweet showed a lack of sensitivity.

Memo to Gurley. More than 16 million Americans have lost their jobs in the last three weeks (10 percent of the workforce). With the COVID-19 pandemic insuring there will be millions more, clearly these people need money more than you.

It’s not as though other NFL players haven’t shared their wealth with those less fortunate. Matt Ryan, Jared Goff and Russell Wilson, just to name a few, The NFL has donated more than $35 million as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts.

But Gurley’ greed comes as no surprise to those of us who have followed his career since his college days in Georgia. I remember when Gurley was suspended by the NCAA for taking $3,000 over two years for signed autographs and memorabilia.

Hey, Todd, maybe it’s time to think about someone besides yourself. With your $45 million in guarantees from the Rams and your $5.5 million with the Falcons, why don’t you share your immense wealth with some of those less fortunate folks?

Gurley reportedly gave his life to Jesus Christ in 2012. As a college Freshman, Gurley joined two Bulldogs teammates in baptism one Sunday. He tweeted back then that “It felt great to see so many people give their life over to the Lord.”

But wasn’t it the same Lord, Jesus Christ, who said: “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and wealth?” And an apostle named Paul also warned about loving money: “Some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith.”

 

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