Russell Wilson Suggests Looking to the Bible to Heal Divisions in America
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Aug 11
Christian football player Russell Wilson said that the Bible has answers for how to heal the divisiveness in America today.
In an interview with journalist Maria Shriver, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback stated, "It's a lack of love, there's so much hate in the world, there's so much back and forth. … For me, it always comes back to the Biblical aspect: 1 Corinthians 13 talks about, faith, hope and love," Wilson told Shriver. "And the greatest of all is love. If we don't have love, we have nothing."
Wilson went on to stress that we are meant to serve others and not only focus on ourselves:
“God put us on this earth to serve, give back and to love one another. If we could just focus on that aspect and just, how can I love you better," he said. "How can I be there for you in your time of need? And stop focusing on ourselves so much."
Shriver asked Wilson the questions about how to heal all the divisions in America as part of her blog post on finding answers to these issues.
"Everywhere I looked there were, and are, questions. About guns, about black lives, about police officers, about our candidates for President," Shriver wrote. "And ultimately they lead to questions to ourselves about ourselves."
Those are questions Wilson believes can be addressed when we simply focus on changing on life at a time.
"So many times we think about the big picture, but we miss the one individual," he said. "If we can change one kid at a time, one heart at a time, one soul, one adult at a time, as a result of that, it ends up being a snowball effect."
Publication date: August 11, 2016