Dying to Be Number One

My ministry friend is only about 50 years old, but has spent much of the past several years in and out of a hospital bed suffering terribly from one health setback after another. I remember him always insisting, in defense of his pursuit to be number one, that “if you don’t play to win, why play?” He met some of his goals and gained some recognition for his labor, but has changed his mind about the definition of winning. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his health?