Taking a more serious look at things of the Spirit

During this past January's professional football playoffs in the United States, there were several encouraging references in sports news coverage to religious faith and its impact on team and individual performances.

In its story on the Jacksonville Jaguars' upset victory over the Denver Broncos, Sports Illustrated (Jan. 13, 1997) included what amounted to a testimony of spiritual healing. On the Friday night before the Sunday game, Jaguars lineman Tony Boselli, "rock of the team," was sick in bed at the team's hotel. "At about 9:30," the story says, "a handful of teammates came into his room, surrounded his bed, knelt and prayed for his recovery. Fourteen hours later, bingo! 'God actually healed me,' said Boselli," who not only played but turned in an outstanding performance.

Forgiveness and healing
September 22, 1997

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