As a gifty comedian, famous TV personality and an advocate for Christian values, 60-year-old entertainer Steve Harvey has been inspiring America for some time now. His career from powerful faith talks to apologizing for Miss Universe Gaffe is inspirational.
Steve is a successful man, but he will stay true to his beginnings, rather than following the life of the rich and famous. Being the son of a coal miner, Steve will never follow the life of the rich because he understands what it means to lack and to work hard to survive. Steve being the host of family feud, recalled on his show of a particular gentleman, who completely broke his heart.
Steve told the story of a very memorable moment of his television journey in one of episodes, where a participant was sweating excessively, to the point where the cast actually had to change his shirt. Steve tried to joke around with the contestant in his typical manner but he could see that the guy was a wreck.
“He had played three days and they didn’t win the money, and he was just a wreck”, said Steve about the man. But at last, this man won the $20,000 and immediately fell into his knees and started crying. Steve added, “He just fell on his knees, and he wouldn’t stop crying.” Looking at this, Steve was now more than curious about the condition of the man, and how he was emotional about winning the 20 grand.
“Steve, I’m terminally ill. I’ve got three months to live, and because of my illness, I can’t get insurance. I need this money for my family,” the captain looked at Steve in the eye. Steve was shocked at this point, looking at the determination of a dying man, determined to win money for the good of his family, Steve decided to give the man extra 25 grand out of his own pocket.
This selfless act of Steve’s for ailing a sick man remind us of Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” We wish all the luck to this man and his family.