Sadio Mané is a 27-year-old Senegalese soccer player. He currently plays for the Liverpool F.C.
Recently an image of him went viral on social media. There, you can see that Mané uses a broken phone despite being a millionaire.
He was criticized for this action, but the player surprised millions of people with his response to such questioning.
«Why would I want luxury cars, diamond watches, or airplanes? What are these objects going to do for me and the world? ”Said Mané.
«I was hungry, and I had to work in the field, I survived difficult times, I played soccer without shoes, I had no education … But today with what I earn I can help my people».
«I have built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people in extreme poverty. I also give 70 euros a month to all the people of a very poor region of Senegal that contributes to their family economy ».
«I don’t need to exhibit luxury cars, luxury houses, trips and even airplanes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life gave me».
Sadio Mané’s answer set the example to the world that happiness is not about owning many things, but in giving. This is exactly what our Lord shows us in His word: