Let’s begin with the word “Soccer.” Born in England as “Football,” the game has been around for centuries. From preschool kids to professional players, everyone likes the game. The rules are simple: soccer is built around the pursuit of scoring goals. Let’s speculate on the topic. Let’s assume that Jesus could play soccer as one of the players. What would Jesus be like if he was a professional soccer player?
Respect for Referee – No Red Cards
Christ would certainly be a good spiritual leader. He was known for being highly emotionally intelligent, patient, and influential. It wouldn’t be surprising if Jesus’s team was patient. Jesus would find ways to calm his team members down. He most certainly would not find it embarrassing to apologize for his “brothers” – Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Jesus as a Goalkeeper
Jesus taught people to be kind towards one other. In sports, this quality might not always be beneficial. As a goalkeeper, the Son of God would likely allow his opponents to hit him hard – “To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.”
Jesus would try to prevent players from fighting. Christ said that one should not rejoice when his/her enemy falls and should let not his/her heart be glad when someone stumbles.
Lack of faith can be the number one enemy for professional soccer players. No matter how tough the game, Christ will be persuading others to believe that the situation is not hopeless – “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.”
Profits for the Team
Jesus would be the best player in terms of profits. It would be hard to lose such a player – “If one does not provide for the members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
What is your opinion of what Jesus would be like as a soccer player?