As a Minnesota kid I skated and played hockey. Hockey is in the family.
Hence, when I saw that Francis addressed himself to the International Ice Hockey Federation (they gave him a uniform sweater with a Roman numeral – you know… Latin), I checked out the text. HERE
I was amazed at what I read!
Today’s culture may sometimes steer sporting activities down the wrong path, but we must keep in mind that rules are there to serve a specific purpose and to avoid a descent into chaos. Athletes honor fair play when they not only obey the formal rules but also observe justice with respect to their opponents so that all competitors can freely engage in the game.
… to avoid descent into chaos.
I wonder how the upcoming Synod will go this time?
I wonder if we could swap some terms out in that quip, above, and see how it might apply to the Church.