Monday, September 23, 2013
Reflections on BYU
Last year, Bryce and I traveled to South Bend, Indiana to attend the BYU/Notre Dame football game. That campus was an experience. I loved the tradition and beauty that surround the entire University. One of my thoughts as I sat in their football stadium was this--BYU could learn a few things from Notre Dame.
The players attend mass before the game. Religious announcements were made right along with football related announcements. I was actually surprised at how much religion was incorporated into the whole experience. And they were not in the least embarrassed about it.
Now I do not think Catholic students are more religious than LDS students. Not at all. And maybe if I were not a Mormon attending a BYU football game, I would notice more religion than I do. But I was happy Saturday night when President Uchtdorf walked around the stadium waving at the students amid their enthusiastic cheers. He was greeted like a rock star. As he should be.
A wonderful reminder of the reason that BYU exists at all.
Posted by Janell at 1:04 PM