16Jul No salvation for Brazil but a hint of the sacred in Messi’s swerve

Brendan Hoban in the Western People maintains that if novelist John Updike believed that God could be found in a perfectly struck five-iron approach shot to the green, then surely there’s a spark of something other-worldly in the impossible swerve of a Messi or the immaculate balance of a Van Persie.

16Jul 16th July. Wednesday, Week 15.

Instruments of God