Just prior to Christmas, my family and I participated in the annual, Catholic Worker: ‘Social Justice Bowl Game.’ My team, among others, included my wife Liz, who is from New Zealand and only knows rugby. And Marie, a Catholic Worker volunteer who is here for a year from Germany. Marie only knows soccer. In the first huddle, I directed Liz and Marie to both split left and go out for a pass. In unison they asked: “What’s a pass?” …In the Social Justice Bowl, everyone — in rotating fashion — gets a chance to try each position. Each peson gets a chance to run, throw or catch the ball at some point in the game, no matter how small, how slow (that would be me), how non-athletic… We played for almost two hours, with everyone giving it their all as they dove across the wet grass to make a catch, sprinted to beat a linebacker to the corner on a sweep, went all out to chase down someone who had broken free on a kick-off return… ESPN, however, didn’t carry the final score because, well, there was no final score. In this bowl game it’s truly not whether a team wins or loses in a traditional sense — it’s how they played the game. Note: In our campaign travels through Illinois several years ago, we came across an Amish ‘Field of Dreams’ with an ethos that was very similar to the Social Justice Bowl.