So it looks like I might do some "Ask a Jesuit" type stuff for that new website that I mentioned last week, "The Jesuit Post". I thought I might share one of the sample questions that I answered for this week. See what you think... (And hey, if you like this idea, please, post some questions for me to answer. I need material!)
Does God really give a hoot about your local sports team?
In point of fact, God is a really big fan of the Saints. Also the Angels. Duh. For many years this was not evident from their records, but in recent years he has made his feelings more clearly known.
Second answer: I have no idea whether God cares or not. Always be nervous when people tell you definitively that God cares about this but not that. Because seriously, how do they know?
Having said that, I believe God wants people to thrive and be striving to be their best selves. So while I’m not sure he cares what the score is to a given game, it is my belief that God revels in a perfect spiral thrown 80 yards down the field (or for my Aussie friends, a football moved down the field in a flurry of teamwork and seized inside the 50 in an astonishing leap).