Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was recently diagnosed with dementia. Since she is still in the early stages of this disease, it has been decided that she will continue to coach the Tennessee team.
Summitt has a game plan to battle against dementia. Every morning, she drinks coffee and works puzzles. By stimulating her brain, she hopes to delay the progression of her illness and retain enough of her memory to be able to function as a coach.
We all tend to be forgetful. We even have trouble remembering that Jesus died to pay for our sins. In order to help us remember, Jesus gave us a wonderful way to jog our memory. He instituted the Lord’s Supper so that we might never forget the gospel message—that Jesus died to save us and that he rose from the dead on the third day.