This superlative word is attached to a game this weekend that millions will watch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The most expensive seat is Section 113, Row 1 which is going for more than $12,000. A lot of people will pay $1,200 for a ticket. Security for the game will cost in the millions. We have candidates running for president who try to trump each other with their millions. It’s all just super! Super cost, super rich, super hype, and super annoying. Even if you love football and the million dollar commercials, which are my favorite part of any Super Bowl, lots of us get tired of the extravagance at the expense of what is really important.
Super or Souper?
Over one BILLION people in the world are hungry today. The UN (not the most trusted organization on earth but one that has studied hunger issues extensively) estimates that if the first world countries all met their pledges of a mere 1% of their annual national budget we could end world hunger. When Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” he may not have been giving special status to being poor but I believe he was saying that those who are less attached to materialism are more generous to those who are suffering and have needs. Jesus also said, “I am the Bread of Life,” so perhaps there should be a little more soup for those in need on Super Bowl Sunday. I’m going to make a gift toward an organization that is trying to end world hunger this Sunday – how about you? If there are, as estimated, 2.1 Billion Christians in the world, and each of us gave $1 toward ending world hunger that my friends would be super! So hunger and thirst to make a difference.