It has not just been remarkable sports television or remarkable plain old television. The Invictus Games, wrapping up tonight on ESPN, have been absolutely remarkable. Period.
Anything and everything you might ever wish to know about them, from origins and purpose to future and beyond is here. I’m unsure where to place the actual redemptive value that such events offer to all of us viewers as fellow travelers on The Big Blue Marble but in light of how blithely leaders of every stripe on every continent send men and women under arms off to battle one another, the effort behind Invictus may be all the saving grace we shall ever have as a species.
You’ve seen the photos. You’ve read the poem.
The participants are us but for the grace of God.
And they are what we should strive to always be, unbowed and unconquerable.