E-A-G-L-E-S: God on Tap Tomorrow Night
Join us for God on Tap tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:30pm, upstairs at Gypsy Blu in Ambler. We are going to be talking about the Eagles amazing playoff run and the delight and meaning we draw from sports.
As we have seen first hand over the last few weeks, sports has the power to galvanize a community, bridge differences, unite strangers, and provide an outlet in a time when the world can feel so difficult and dark. What is it about sports and our hometown teams that connect so deeply for us? Does it help us feel connected to each other? Does it evoke memories of growing up and going to games as a kid? Is it just a pure moment of stress relief (or maybe trading one kind of stress for another)?
Sports can also teach us valuable life lessons about playing as a team, working together, dealing with winning, losing, and adversity. Have you ever played a sport? What did it teach you?
Perhaps our feelings about sports, and football in particular, are complicated by what we know about concussions and the physical toll it takes on those who play the game, or because of the billions of dollars involved.
Sports have played an important role in my life. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are going to Orioles and even Colts games as I was growing up near Baltimore. When I moved to Boston, my first visit to Fenway Park was truly a religious experience. I also learned a great deal about life and about myself from playing individual and team sports growing up.
As we have seen this Eagles' season, you can't underestimate the power of sport. Let's jump in and share our excitement for the Super Bowl and share some stories about what sports mean to us.