WEEK FIVE WINE SUMMER BOOK CLUB FEATURING THE CATECHISM OF HOCKEY
It was the Saturday evening before Sunday’s third-place game in the tournament, and the coach announced the time of the big game to his skaters. Eleven-year-old Jenna replied, “Coach, that’s not going to work for me. We checked the Mass schedule; there are two masses and they both overlap with the game.”
Her coach made a strong case when he said, “Jenna, I think God will understand. You can go twice next week.”
Without hesitation, the child calmly replied, “I think God will understand that I chose hockey instead of Him.”
Hockey instead of Him — the choice has been made countless times, but not by Jenna. She knew that the choice always must be Him instead of Hockey. So she offered up hockey. ~ Alyssa Bormes
Week Five – Discussion Question from The Catechism of Hockey Reading Journal/Study Guide; p.48, #2:
Coach Don Meyer said, “If you want to be happy in life, you had better learn to serve others.” Regardless of the game being played, or the Faith being lived, suffering goes with it. What suffering, or challenge, have you endured in order to practice your Faith. What did you gain from it?