Jesus as Athlete?

This semester I have been in a habit of speaking with one of my theology professors about some random thoughts I was having pertaining to Christianity.  One of my more recent thoughts was about the role of athletes as Christians.  Since I really had no idea how to approach the subject myself, I figured I might as well ask him.  So next time I saw him I asked, “Would Jesus have been a good athlete in today’s world?

“In some sports sure,” he smiled.

“What sports?” I looked at him quizzically.

“Well golf for one,” he said confidently, nodding his head.

“How do you know that?”

“You don’t remember the story of Thomas?”

“Of course, I know all about Thomas!”

“Hmm, you must have forgotten some details.” By that time, my professor shifted into a more somber mood.

I decided to push him further, “I don’t understand, can you explain what you mean?”

My professor carefully shuffled into his seat more.  “Well when Jesus had risen from the dead, Thomas was still not convinced that it was him.  In order for Thomas to believe, Jesus told him to look at his hands, and sure enough he had a hole in one.”


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