Manti Te’o: Walks Through Gethsemane

Wed Feb 28 05:00:38 EST 2024
Episode 263

Manti Te’o was on top of the world when it came to football. In his senior season at Notre Dame, he was a Heisman trophy finalist who led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game. But off the football field, Manti was involved in an online relationship with someone he’d never met. It is now known as a famous catfishing scandal but at the time, Manti Te’o was just a college athlete who was trying to navigate a horrific experience in the public eye. On today’s episode, Manti discusses what he learned from the experience about the Savior’s love for us.

I’ve experienced what rock bottom feels like. I know what depression feels like. I know what it feels like to have those thoughts in your head of like, ‘Man, why am I even here?’ I’ve had those dark times and then I’ve built my way back up and I didn’t do it alone.
Manti Te’o

Show Notes

2:22- Testimony
5:32- Faith, Family, and Football
7:23- Leader Servants
10:22- Choosing Notre Dame
18:19- Culture Shock
23:10- Catfished But Not Alone
32:50- One Step Enough
36:55- The Love of a Parent
43:28- Forgiveness
49:43- To A Younger Manti
52:00- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Clip of Manti about forgiveness
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