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The Blessing of Home

From the Touchline

Last week, Major League Soccer (MLS) kicked off — this week, most teams that were on the road are hosting their first home match for 2024. The same is true for the Colorado Rapids (my club) and in today’s podcast, I reflect a little bit on the theme and idea of home.

A few years ago, I read a wonderful little children’s story entitled, The Trip to Panama. In it, two characters, Little Bear and Little Tiger set out to find the “land of their dreams.” They end up making a round about circle and end up at home again, but it’s in the journey that they undertake that the learn a lot about themselves, about what the “land of their dreams” really looks like and also what their friendship means.

As you listen, today, I draw also on some biblical passages that illustrate and resonate with the lessons that Little Bear and Little Tiger learn. I hope you’ll give a few minutes to hear these reflections and to also hear an adapted blessing for home.

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.