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A Super Bowl loss is not a matter of life or death

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It may feel like that, but it’s really not.  Win, Lose or Draw, it’s (only) a Game – Not a Matter of Life or Death – by Dietrich Gruen (Hospice Chaplain).

Dietrich Gruen, the author of the attached article, is a Green Bay Packers fan.  My team, the Seattle Seahawks, beat his team in the game he references in his attached article.  When I’m on the receiving end of a victory, I’m always cognizant of the fact that when I’m celebrating a win, there are those who are bemoaning a loss.

Well, let me tell you, the football field is a great equalizer, as was evident yesterday when the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.  It was a devastating loss, but it was not life-changing.

Speed bump with truckSure, it may change some aspects of some of the Seattle team members’ lives, but it won’t alter what is truly valuable: life itself.  With several hours separation between Seattle’s shocking loss and now, I’m able to re-categorize that loss as a speed bump.  Read the rest of this entry »