Dead? [Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, 4:41 pm]
Last night I was very surprised to learn that NFL linebacker Reggie White had died of a heart attack. He was only 43. I think it's awful, considering he was a great player, devoted family man, and outspoken Christian. He was very vocal about his faith, and took a lot of flak over the years for daring to suggest that (among other things) homosexuality was a decision, and not a race. It's not often that people like him use their platforms of fame for something other than their own glory, but he did, and he will be missed because of it.
I was wondering why God would allow him to die so young - but then I had to remember than no one dies "young". God simply chooses to take us when He decides our time on earth is over. I don't want to die without accomplishing something at least marginally important, but I can't just figure it'll happen by the time I'm 44. We just never know.
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