I am a parish minister currently serving the Eliot Church of Natick MA. Eliot Church is a Community Church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Any statements made and postions held in "Unity," however, are solely mine(of course, they may be used with appropriate atribution). Therefore if you disagree, please do not blame the church!

Friday, August 11, 2006

St. Mirren

Alas, there appears to be no saint of football. There is, however, a patron saint of football or what we like to call "soccer". A quick search via Google provided a great many sources of information about the St. Mirren Football Club (linked in the title above) but little about the actual religious person of yore. Interestingly the club first played Cricket and didn't turn to its current occupation until 1877. Groovy.

Still, any port in a storm! as a person fo faith I need someone to provide divine companionship. Tonight is the first pre-season game of those wacky and wild New England Patriots (they will be playing the Falcons of Atlanta...which is in Georgia). Therefore it is football time again. This means church is about to begin. Life is good, no?

Some scoff at watching sports. Even more mock the intentional viewing of games that "don't matter". Too bad. These games have all the intriguing characters who you will never see. They star the "little people" (elves) who make all the big people famous. Our starting recievers: Troy Brown (formerly famous) and Reche Caldwell (never, ever). Intrigued? Too bad for you. You are missing an excellent opportunity.

Anyway, it is off to the couch! Go Pats!