For the last week pretty much all the ‘search words’ that have led to my blog are …. “katie taylor christian” quite often with a question mark.
So this short and sweet post is to let you know that… YES! Katie Taylor is a committed Christian. I don’t know her full story and testimony but Dan Tabb from Sports Across Ireland interviewed Katie for VOX Magazine in 2009 and here is a snippet of what the article said about her sport and her faith.
Katie’s perspective on being a Christian and a boxer is similar to that of Olympic champion runner Eric Liddell of ‘Chariots of Fire’ film fame. When challenged by his sister about running versus serving God full time in China as a missionary, he responded, “I believe God made me for a purpose… but He also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure. To win is to honour him.”
Katie shared, “I believe the talent, ability and motivation I’ve been given is truly a gift from God. I am very humbled and feel so blessed for the life the Lord has given me. I’m very grateful for the gifts and talents [God] has given me. I do not take the gifts for granted, but rather hone those gifts and abilities through diligent training twice a day, six times a week. My preparation and performance is my act of worship.” ***
So there you have it!
There are a number of Facebook pages dedicated to Katie – this is just one of them!
She’s going for GOLD today at around 5pm! I’d tune in if I were you…. 🙂*** Used with permission. Please note that full copyright for this extract from VOX Magazine Issue 2 April – June 2009 remains with Solas Publishing