Monty Williams is an NBA assistant coach and ex-player. Earlier this month his 44-year old wife was tragically killed in a car accident. Three of his children were hospitalized. The driver of the other car passed away as well.
Late last night video was released on Twitter of what Mr. Williams said at the funeral. It is powerful and amazing.
I want to close with this, and I think it’s the most important thing we need to understand. Everyone is praying for me and my family, which is right, but let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer as well, and we have no ill will towards that family. In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’
“We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness. That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard, and that was tough, but we hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well. So let’s not lose sight of what’s important.”
Forgiveness. We are all in this world together and as Mr. Williams said, we should not lose sight of what is important.