As the World Cup continues to draw international attention, we might stop to ponder how God works for our good in all things, even sports.
More than any other sporting event in the world, the World Cup has become a truly “catholic” or universal tournament, uniting peoples across the globe in a spirit of friendly rivalry.
That should come as no surprise to the many fans of soccer (or football, for our non-U.S. readership). Before today’s games, read the full article “Finding God in the World Cup” by Sean Salai at America’s In All Things blog. As Salai points out, “St. Ignatius held a sword in his hand rather than a vuvuzela horn. But God was still with him.”
Football unites. Long live the Beautiful Game.