Megan Aaron

Episode 18

03 JUN 2019

Having just finished her collegiate career, she was a Division I soccer player for Troy University in Alabama.  Prior to that she played her senior season at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and served as the team’s captain after having played three seasons at Whitney High School in Rocklin, California.  Among other insights, she talks about marriage prep and her experience going on a mission trip this spring.

Guest Quotes:

“This world and Pinterest, as girls know, bombards you with how perfect (your wedding) day has to be and you lose focus on the fact that it’s not a one-day event.  This is the start of the rest of your life, and it’s a covenant and it’s a sacrament.”

“All these little things have continued to pop up throughout this whole wedding prep season.  Like, the wedding of Cana, that was Jesus’s first miracle, and it was to a married couple.  It was at a wedding.  That was His first ever public miracle.  And, just like, all these little things about marriage that I’d never even taken time to notice before until now that I’m about to become married, all these things about the sacrament and how much more weight it holds.”

“That discipline that I had as a college athlete… if I don’t continue to take it on myself, in my life, with like, daily morning prayer now and NFP classes… then I’m all out of whack – spiritually, physically, emotionally, and that’s something I’m trying to figure out now and balance now because I don’t have a coach and a team telling me when and where to be places.”

“For a lot of us I think in college is when we realize, ‘Okay, yeah, this sport has meant a lot, but there’s other things to my life now and I’m growing up and about to be in the world’.”

“I could’ve been so much more happier, so much more fuller if I was just present and content and knew that my worth didn’t come from playing minutes, goals scored, any of that stuff.  And college athletics can literally ruin you if you never realize that.”

“On Good Friday… I was just looking at the cross and I was like, … ‘I know (my fiancé) loves me.  I know he loves me a lot and I know he would do anything for me.  But this God will never let me down.  He will never hurt me.”

“The Christian friendships that I’ve created and, honestly the smaller group of genuine, intimate, authentic relationships that I founded my senior year, were life changing.”

“The more outspoken and Catholic you are the more people have issues with you and things that you’re saying ’cause it’s not of this world.  And Christ says that, we’re not going to be loved by everyone.  We’re not going to fit in everywhere.”

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(This episode contains a prayer by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R., as seen in Play Like A Champion Today’s prayerbook for sports, God, Be In My Sport)

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