Lessons from Lasso — Hard to Love You

Apr 10, 2024

There’s actually a number of reasons for Roy Kent to struggle to love Coach Ted Lasso. And maybe this is even the case for some of us when it comes to loving God. There’s likely things that have happened to us in life. There are hard things that God asks us to do. These are challenges in our relationship with God and even with ourselves.

In today’s Lesson From Lasso, we look at the exchange between Coach Lasso and Captain Roy Kent in the opening scenes of episode 10, season 1. For me, there are some reminders to a tough love conversation that Jesus has to have with one of his best friends and disciples, Peter. We take a look at John 21:15-19 and some of the lessons that we can learn and some of the truths we can know out of Jesus’ dialogue with Peter.

Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.

In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 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.

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