Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has started with a bang! Three goals in two games, a social and journalistic media frenzy, an all-time record for number of shirts bearing his name and number being sold and Untied fans around the world excited to see his return.
Homecoming stories are some of the best stories aren’t they? We see homecomings on social media and even read about them in the Bible — the return of the ark of God to the people of Israel under King David’s reign brought about tremendous rejoicing. And Jesus tells us a parable (a story) of a lost son finding his way home to his father and his family after being a long way away.
Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, I take a look at the power of coming home and highlight some of the important pieces that are key to our own “spiritual” homecomings.
Mentioned on today’s podcast:
- The return of the ark of the Covenant to Israel (I Chronicles 13-16)
- The Parable of the Lost Son Luke 15:17-25 (NIV) or read all of Luke 15
- Footy Humor Meme of Ronaldo meeting his United teammates
From the Touchline is a short-feature (10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.