March Madness, Maundy Thursday and rooting for the underdog

Kory Plockmeyer

Esther Aspling
March 28, 2013

I love the idea of thinking of it like a bracket. Who are those underdogs that we should be not only hoping they win, but helping them and cheering them on?
Not just the homeless, but the teen parents, the little brothers and sisters, the drug and alcohol addicted, the children who age out of the foster care system and many more. They are the least of these, and who Jesus would help first.
How often are churches putting on programs and spending money on the children who already have it all? When time could be better used outside the doors of the church.


March 28, 2013

Kory, good job piquing my interest in a tournament that I otherwise only pay attention to when my son has a game on and I plop down to watch TV with him. Your suggestion that cheering for the underdog is part fo our spiritual make-up is outstanding.

Whether FGCU actually fits the description of udnerdog, though, I think it's true only in comparison with the other teams in their bracket. Because in comparison with 99% of the rest of the world, the FGCU players are elite athletes showered with unimageinable privilege.


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