This one actually emerges from one’s theological orientation, but there’s a very good set of questions and observations at CNN.com, and in our sports-shaped world today, a good conversation awaits us:
Baseball players point to the heavens after hitting home runs; NFL players pray in the end zone after scoring. Competitors routinely thank Jesus, along with their sponsors, in post-game interviews.
Thanking God from the winner’s circle has become so common that one British newspaper published a letter to the editor entitled: “Leave me out of your petty games –Love, God.”
The British letter raised a question: Does God care who wins on game day? And, if so, do losers somehow have less faith?