Lessons from Lasso — You'll Never Walk Alone

Apr 24, 2024

Well, we’ve come to the end. The final podcast in our Lesson from Lasso series and we talk about how we can have comforting company in the midst of sadness.

In today’s Lesson From Lasso, we watch as Coach Ted Lasso comforts the team after the season-ending loss which will see AFC Richmond miss out on staying in the Premier League and will go down due to relegation rules. There is sadness — around the locker room, around the club, and around the town but, as Lasso points out, that no one in their sadness should feel alone. They’ve gone through this together. While the locker room might be tight, that can’t be said for everyone else; however, for the Christian we have a great companion in the midst of any sadness that we face — the Holy Spirit.

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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