Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin may not be Catholic. But the Vatican says it wants the devout Christians on its team, reports the Christian Post.
The Vatican is organizing a sports conference designed to promote good values in athletic events. The goal is to show that faith and sports are compatible. What better poster boys would their be besides Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin?
The organizers say the conference will “help put healthy values back into sport and counteract the current market logic, because if the current state of affairs continues, all is lost.”
” We want these youth
s to know – as they’ll see reinforced by the Catholic role models that have been coming on board with us (pro athletes and coaches, and college coaches) – that winning is good fun, however, the true and ultimate victory was the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,” wrote Bruce Wawrzyniak, co-founder and director of the Catholic Sports Association. “If they think that ‘if I can only make it to the pros, then I’ll be happy,’ we want them to see that, in fact, God’s love is enough, and He alone can provide a source of happiness that no sporting accomplishment or earthly possession can.”