Michigan and Louisville
play the NCAA men's basketball final.
An interesting game for me
as I am a Louisville-born Michigan resident.
I don't care all that much about basketball.
Not a popular sentiment back home.
But this is a game I am vested in.
My native cardinals vying for a title.
Just like the maize and blue
country in which I now dwell.
What I find fascinating is not found
on the scoreboard,
in the X's and O's of the playbook,
in the style of uniforms,
in the quality of play calling.
What captivates me is the dedication of the players.
They play this game the way I want to live life.
With heart and perseverance.
I want to live giving it all I have.
And when my life is over,
when my breath is gone,
I want to know I have
done all I could,
given all I had,
held nothing back.
I want to live fully alive.
of every day
with every inhale
and every exhale.
"The glory of God is a human fully alive..."
- St. Irenaeus