The Pope on Sports

Pope Francis recently shared some beautiful thoughts on sports. Red alludes to this often…the great life lessons that we and our children can learn though sports.

“Enter into the game with others and with God; do not be satisfied with a mediocre ‘draw,’ but instead give the best of yourself, spend your life for what it is really worth and for what will last for ever.”

Teamwork, discipline, effort, inclusiveness. As someone who grew up an athlete and also helped with Special Olympics, the Pope’s words are so meaningful. The hyper competitive, individualistic culture of American sports often leaves something to be desired. The Pope thought no parish should be without sports groups as they can draw people together and closer to Jesus. Loved reading this article with these thoughts from the Pope!

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  • Katrina

    Cool, thanks for sharing the Pope’s thoughts, Texas Mommy! I’m going to share this with my kids, who have their first swim meet tomorrow. I love the idea of parish sports’ teams too, by the way!

  • Queen B

    Gorgeous. Pope Francis is encouraging in such a broad, far reaching way. This is wonderful to share with the family.

  • What a nice little article! Yes, we love our sports around here, and so true what he says about putting yourself out there in sport, education, and work. Love it.