Would Jesus Play…Ice Hockey?
Final episode in the series: Would Jesus Play…?
Sixth sport: Ice Hockey
Brian and Chad each offer three reasons why Jesus might have played ice hockey and a few reasons why He might not have.
Chad’s #1: Jesus definitely would’ve grown a “playoff beard”, and He would’ve done so along with his disciples.
Brian’s #1: Jesus was used to being atop H2O. After all, he walked on water. So, while he might not have played ice hockey, maybe water hockey.
Brian’s #2: Hockey presents mayhem in chasing after something across the blue line. There’s something theologically compelling about the mandate to “Go.”
Chad’s #2: In hockey, goal celebrations usually include the entire team. Jesus would’ve appreciated that.
Chad’s #3: The Stanley Cup, the sport trophy with the most well-known name, is sacred…..much like the tabernacle to God’s Chosen People.
Brian’s #3: Hockey’s penalty box offers opportunities to own up to one’s sins, reflect on group consequences, and work towards restoration.
Chad #1: Bad jokes aside, Jesus may not be able to get past the fighting in the sport.
Chad #2: See above. Fighting in hockey.