One of my very favorite priests, Fr. John Hollowell, recently shared a homily about serving the poor. One of his parishioners sent him a poem she wrote in response to his homily. It's terrific! I'd like to share it here:
Sunday, February 2, 2014
February 2, 2014. It's Super Bowl Sunday. The Broncos vs. the Seahawks. I enjoy NFL football and usually always watch the Super Bowl. I enjoy the intensity of such a "high-stakes" game, and all the other fun things that go along with the Super Bowl... the half-time show, and the creative and entertaining commercials.
There's one commercial I'll always remember from the 2010 Super Bowl. I remember hearing a lot of buzz in the media about this commercial in the weeks leading up to the big game. This commercial was being promoted as a "Pro-Life" commercial. This was a HUGE deal for Pro-Life supporters because a Super Bowl commercial is usually seen by over 100 million people. Pro-Choice supporters were up-in-arms about this ad and fiercely objected the ad being aired.
The commercial features Tim Tebow (2007 Heisman Trophy winner) and his mom, Pam Tebow. Mrs. Tebow was advised by doctors to abort Tim because of a difficult pregnancy and potential medical concerns for her and her baby. Mrs. Tebow chose LIFE, and the commercial is a celebration of Life and Family, sponsored by the organization Focus on the Family.
Kuddos to CBS for allowing the commercial to air! A 30 second commercial isn't much time to tell an entire story. Mrs. Tebow and her husband tell more of their family's here:
at 4:35 PM