First of all, let me be clear: I don’t have anything against sports themselves or spectating sports or betting on sports or video games.
But I had a thought today. What if all the energy we put into these teams and stadiums and talk and thoughts, we instead put into lifting Africa and India (etc.) up out of their chaos and suffering?
I don’t know how we’d do that. Certainly nothing straightforward, like sending ’em a bunch of money. Oh wouldn’t that be slick n’ easy.
But I’m sure if we were to start filling the sta
diums of the world with a different purpose in mind and put our heads together and kept summarizing it at every level we could find, we’d come up with something everyone’s consciences could accept.
Even just a couple times a year, as a national or international event, this would likely have a titanic effect. Stadiums represent a tremendous concentration of human focus. There are problems crying for this in the world.