Turning the Page at Penn State

I watch with my own eyes how two rival teams come together midfield, kneel, and pray for several minutes while fans watch on in tears.

“Is this normal?” I ask my husband since I don’t know everything about football.

“No, this isn’t normal,” he says, as we watch grown, powerful men bow before God in prayer. 

For once, the media silences themselves before a holy moment. 

If critics have said Penn State is a microcosm for everything that’s wrong with the world today, I suggest that Penn State moving forward is a microcosm for what hope and healing look like:  You come together; you get on your knees in humility, and you pray.

Something beautiful just happened in this little town.

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4 thoughts on “Turning the Page at Penn State

  1. I freely admit that I am a Nebraska fan. Having said that, if you know Coach Ron Brown and the Huskers, you know that the prayer before Saturday's game was not a publicity stunt. It was a sincere attempt to bring hope and healing, to reach out to one another with compassion, and to be a light to young boys everywhere.

  2. Sounds like the team and Penn State are trying to be the needed change in their world. This reminds me of St. Francis – “preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” Redemption. 

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