I’ve always believed that sporting events are surrogates for making social bonds. I don’t need to get to know you. I only need to know for which team or driver you’re rooting. You’re a Jeff Gordan fan? Clearly you aren’t my kind of people.
As I watched all the screaming revelers after the Colts game Sunday night, I realized that sporting events are also surrogates for community activities of old, such as harvest time or hunting time. It’s not time to send out a hunting party. It’s time to go to the Super Bowl. And in the same way that God blessed our harvests and hunting excursions, He now blesses our sports teams. For it is but by the glory of God that the Colts won the AFC championship. Let’s make a sacrifice!