Imagine a shepherd becoming king. Or one who works in finances as a Spanish teacher. Or a high school student speaking about faith in front of the whole school. Or an extraordinary basketball player becoming a very faithful Catholic. Each one of us is loved by God beyond all imagining. Each one of us is called to do amazing and outstanding things. And each one of us is challenged to allow God to use us to reach out to others and tell them the good news.
Even if we are not big basketball fans, we can appreciate the talent of Kobe Bryant. During his twenty-year NBA career, he was an all-star 18 times. He won five NBA Championships. For much of his career, Kobe was “the man.”
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the United States Supreme Court began to hear arguments in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The case is significant, as it is viewed as the most direct challenge to the so-called “Blaine Amendment”, which is named for Republican James Gillespie Blaine, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the minority leader in the 1870s.