Word and Deed. Super Bowl. February 7th, 2021

To walk as one

The day has arrived; next to Christmas, this is one of the most popular days of the year—Super Bowl Sunday. Parties, wagers, debates and loud cries of joy or agony will mark this day as one to be discussed and remembered for the rest of the week. Even if the game is lopsided, the new commercials are always fun to watch and the half-time show is usually spectacular. There is a little something in it for everyone.

Besides strategy and skill, athletics also include sportsmanship, an attitude of fair play and respect for everyone involved: teammates, opposing team, and fans. In a sense, sports teach us about life: playing by the rules, treating others well and doing our best to succeed. Good sportsmanship sets an example, both on and off the field, for others to follow. Great athletes can be great teachers, worthy of imitation.

What kind of example do we set for others? In the Super Bowl of faith, can others see in us the Person and Presence of Jesus? Or does that only count for church? Live faith today as though the whole se son of life depended on it. Because someday, it will!

James Gaffney,
Karides Lic. to Saint George Publishing