I love this photo and I’ll tell you why. The athlete pictured above is one of the best soccer players in the world and suits up for the recently crowned AC Milan team that beat Liverpool to win the European Cup. His name is Kaka’ (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) and is a strong believer in Christ despite living and playing in a resolutely post-christian Europe. When interviewed, he gives a bold and clear witness for Christ, and his lifestyle, obverse to the world many of his playmates know, is one of self-discipline, humility and consecration to his Lord.
When the game ended, a 2-1 Italian victory, all the Milan players went into a frenzy of celebration but this one lone figure dropped to his knees and worshipped the Lord. And, just so no one would question whose side he is on, Kaka’ removed his jersey, revealing to all the world whose colors he wears.
(Thanks to Vox for the inspiration for this post, even though I’m not a fan of international soccer)