|The goal for me for most of my childhood and even into my twenties|
Getting carried off a football field is not a dream of mine anymore. I have a new dream, but it still involves being carried off the field.
We read today in the reading for St. Cyprian:
"In this way the blessed Cyprian suffered, and his body was laid out at a nearby place to satisfy the curiosity of the pagans. During the night Cyprian's body was triumphantly borne away in a procession of Christians who, praying and bearing tapers and torches, carried the body to the cemetery."
Now THAT is being carried off the field! I pray that if it be God's Will, I get carried off the field of this life in the same way.