TIP: When the Hail Mary pass fails, hand the ball to Jesus.
My friend Tina of Wisconsin emailed me an article about the dilemma of being a Christian and a Packers fan during this Christmas holiday. It seems that the NFL has scheduled a game between the Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day. One area minister's response:
“Life is all about choices. When it comes down to choosing between the Packers and worshipping our Lord and celebrating his birth, ultimately each person has to decide it,”I offered an easy solution. I sent the above photo of the statue of Jesus playing football with instructions to place it atop your TV, thus allowing guilt-free, sinless viewing of the game. Rather than being stuck in a crowded church, don't you think Jesus would prefer to celebrate his birthday kicking back and watching a rousing game, accompanied by beer, pizza and the company of friends and family?
Have a listen to this apropros country classic: "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts of Life"
[The football statuette can be purchased here. I'm fond of the one with Jesus playing soccer.]
[Photo credit: catholicshopper.com]