Jerry Kramer, football player, author and sports commentator, is best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman. Jerry was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 at age 82. In his induction speech, he quoted something his high school coach had often told him: “You can if you will.”
In one of his books Kramer reflects on his own mortality. He says: “I think a lot about death these days, which is funny too, because I’ve never been healthier. I’ve had only one serious illness in the past ten years—only one near-death experience. I haven’t broken a bone, not even a finger, since I stopped playing football. And yet, now more than ever, I sense that I’m mortal.”
Jerry confesses: “A year ago, I lost my father to cancer, and I don’t think I’ll ever get over his death. In some ways, I think it was more difficult for the family than it was for him. Dad was a very religious man and he was ready to go. Sometimes I wish I had that kind of faith—but I don’t. I just have questions.”
What are 3 questions about life, death and the afterlife that have surfaced FOR YOU in this time of the pandemic?
How are YOU going about finding the answers to those questions?