When he was eight, Father Lightner recounts, he had an unusually lucid dream in which he saw himself playing for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Phoenix Cardinals. In the dream there were specific plays. He saw the faces of opposing linemen. He could hear the roar of the crowd.
“But I decided to change the rules, so I said, “Okay, Father, if you get her up out of her wheelchair and walk her around this entire church, I will enter the seminary!'”
In several seconds, the woman was on her feet without anyone telling her to do so, and more astoundingly, she began walking around the church.
During his final college football game, Lightner was stunned when those across the line of scrimmage from him — the opponents — looked entirely familiar, even though he had not physically see them before.
Food for thought — in disoriented strident times.