It does help that the National’s won because it makes my point a lot easier. Yes, it is true that the game is played by nine players on one side and nine players on the other, but we know full well the stadium is filled with people who are cheering on our team, who are doing everything in our power to see the deeper reality that is going on–that’s exactly what the communion of saints does for us.

Listen to the full sermon by The Rev. Andrew TP Merrow: