"You Cannot Have an Experience of God Without Humility."

It's nice to know there are people like Troy Polamalu in the commercialized and injurious world of professional football:

Football is, for me, it's something I do. It's like for you, you're a reporter. It's what you do, not who you are. Football does not define me. How I am with my faith and how I treat my wife is what truly defines [me] as a man. That is my goal in life: to live that way and believe in it.

I'm glad it doesn't matter to me that he doesn't play for Baltimore; it's so rare to see a professional who's so open about his liturgical faith and places it at the center of his life.  I especially love the fact that he's open about attending services at a monastery -- a place with which far too few people are comfortable.