New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his family donated $5 million for meals for needy families during the current situation in America. In fact, his demonstration of love was so overwhelming that when NBC “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb heard about it and interviewed him, she could not control her emotion at his generosity.
Kotb recounted that many people were in need in Louisiana, though many are in that position due to a tyrannical government imposing its will on the people.
“They need hospital equipment, they need all kinds of stuff, and all of a sudden on my Twitter feed yesterday I looked and it said, $5 million and Drew Brees. And I said, ‘He came through again,'” the NBC host said.
“This is a devastating thing for a lot of people but especially for the state of Louisiana,” Brees said.
“We have to come together and help one another, and make sure we get through this together.”
While Brees said the state thrives on the hospitality industry, it’s basically come to a screeching halt, which has affected many families.
He and his wife, Brittany, decided to do what they could do to make sure their neighbors in Louisiana got the necessary food.
“That’s where we needed to start, and obviously there’s a lot more work that will need to be done,” Brees said. “We’ll evaluate that as we go along, but certainly we want to help.”
Take a look at the interview. Seems like a class act guy to me.
You may recall that Brees was attacked and criticized for simply encouraging students to take their Bibles to school last year.
In the 22-second video posted by a “Bring Your Bible” YouTube channel run by the Christian organization Focus On The Family, Brees opened by sharing his favorite verse, 2 Corinthians 5:7: “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
He then said, “I want to encourage you to live out your faith on Bring Your Bible To School Day, and share God’s love with friends. You’re not alone.”
After haters attacked him claiming “Drew Brees does video for anti-gay hate group,” according to ESPN, Brees believed he should come out and set the record straight, and he did.
“I live by two very simple Christian fundamentals, and that is love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself,” Brees said in his posted video. “The first one is very self-explanatory. The second one, love your neighbor as yourself, what does that mean to me? It means love all, respect all and accept all. So that is actually how I live my life. That is what I try to do with my family, with my teammates, with people in my community, with my friends, all people. No matter your race, your color, your religious preference, your sexual orientation, your political beliefs, it doesn’t matter. So the fact that these rumors have been spread about me are completely untrue.”
Hopefully this sets the record straight with who I am and what I stand for. Love, Respect, and Accept ALL. I encourage you not to believe the negativity you read that says differently. It’s simply not true. Have a great day. pic.twitter.com/4RdTahE7EZ
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 5, 2019
In his media session, Brees expanded: “In the video, is there any mention of any group outside of just talking about national ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’? … No, there wasn’t. It’s not written anywhere on it. I don’t say anything about it. The only thing I was promoting was encouraging kids to bring their Bibles to school on national ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day,’ to live out your faith with confidence, and I gave my favorite Bible verse.”
Here’s his testimony.
If only more people who call themselves Christians would follow Brees’ example and use what they have to serve others instead of becoming or letting others become dependant upon government, what an amazing impact on the society we would make.
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