The Book of Proverbs says, “One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.”  Proverbs 22:11

Forbes Magazine just released its list of “America’s Most Influential Athletes”.  To the shock of many, Tim Tebow is number 1 ahead of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Derek Jeter and Payton Manning.  So, in spite of the fact that Tebow is currently out of work with not a lot of prospects for starting jobs that will put him in the Pro-Bowl, Tebow is at the top of his class.  This outspoken athlete’s appearance at the top of his class is not correlated with his on-field production, of which he had very little last year.

Why is Tim Tebow so influential?  The answer is pretty simple.  He has a pure heart and speaks with grace.

Whether you like him or love him as a quarterback, you can’t really attack the way he lives his life.  Let this be a good reminder to each of us that we do not have to compromise character, put career before faith, or make the most money to get ahead.  We can still get ahead by living above reproach! SIMPLE- BUT TRUE.

Think about it, and have a blessed day!

JOHN MARK CATON, PH.D