World Series MVP Ben Zobrist is an outspoken Christian athlete who uses his place in the sports world to share the Gospel to other people.
Ben Zobrist recently made headlines because of his important role in the Chicago Cubs' victory against the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. The 35-year-old athlete, who is a devout Christian, know that people's eyes are on him, so he tries to set the best example that he can be, Catholic News Service details.
"We know that as a Christian athlete, people are watching, and so we want to be the best example that we can be, and show that we are different, that Christ has changed our lives," Zobrist told the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in a 2013 interview. "But at the same time, I want people to know that grace is for everyone. We all need grace. We all need Christ."
Indeed, Zobrist may be doing a good job in setting a good example because Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks so.
"Who sets a better example of how to work an at-bat?" Maddon told MLB.com. "And who sets a better example of just being a professional than he does?"
Ben Zobrist is the son of Liberty Bible Church senior pastor Tom Zobrist from Eureka, Illinois. His Twitter account identifies him as a "follower of Jesus Christ."
Zobrist has already played in the All-Star team three times and also clinched a World Series title in 2015 when he was still with Kansas City. Despite his achievements, he acknowledges that there is still room for more learning, the Christian Examiner reports.
Opening up about his faith, the Christian athlete told FCA that he still has a lot to learn about the nature of Christ's love. He explained that it is not merely knowledge but is also about letting the truth transform oneself and allowing Christ's message of grace to change one's perspectives in life.