"Love is a harsh and dreadful thing to ask of us, but it is the only answer."--Dorothy Day

1.05.2006

Does God Care About Football?

First of all, I must say GO HORNS! I don't know that I've ever been so elated as I was last night watching my beloved Longhorns win the National Championship. It's well deserved. TEXAS FIGHT!

Now on to my question...does God care about football? Everytime I watch the Horns on TV, it makes me smile to see a player, after having scored a touchdown or won a game, point to the sky and thank God for that. It makes me happy that all the publicity and hype hasn't gone to their heads and that they still know that their talent, like all things, comes from God. But does it really matter that much? I know that there are many fans, especially at high school football games in Texas, who pray before the game for their boys to be safe and for them to kick some butt. In the South, we pray for everything (ie. parking places, sandwiches, spelling bees, etc.), so it should come as no surprise that organized butt-kicking makes that list as well. But does God like it when we kick butt? Or would he rather us engage in a less agressive competition, like a competitive poetry reading? Are tackles and fumbles and interceptions given freely by grace of God?

1 comment:

Kaley said...

Casey,
I enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I love to hear your thoughts on things! I have always admired the way that you empathize with people - mourning the world is a good way to put it. You have the gift of really being with people through the rough times. Not a fun gift to have, but a good one. I look forward to reading more...

Love, Kaley