It wasn’t until my son’s first wrestling match that I realized how intense and physically demanding the sport of wrestling is. It may be the purest expression of competition—two people with no gear engaged with one another for the sole
As Christians, our vocation is the vocation of peace.
purpose of dominating the other. In wrestling there are clear lines. There are winners. And there are losers. There is pain. It’s rough and tough. But more jarring than the physical combat, for me, was what takes place after the match is over. When the time is expired the two wrestlers face each other and shake hands. At first it seems a strange juxtaposition. But it’s not. It’s an important gesture. It’s as if to say, “Good job.” And, “that was a sport, a competition, I don’t hate you, I’m not mad … Read More »