Tom Allen, the head coach of the Indiana University football team, has brought a whole new level of excitement to a program that has historically struggled. His Hoosiers are enjoying a remarkable season and are ranked among the top teams in the nation. The enthusiasm coach Allen displays on the sideline and the way he interacts with his players when they make a big play go a long way to inspire his team to play to the absolute best of their ability.
Allen’s winning approach includes a plan he calls LEO—Love Each Other. In team sports, the squad performs much better when the players really care for each other. While many coaches have tried to implement this principle in one way or another, Allen has had remarkable success in creating an atmosphere in which his players truly love each other.
Imagine how wonderful it would be if the local church was full of LEOs!
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”—1 Peter 4:8.