Arm cross by Giants’ Wilson is tribute to God, Christ

Brian Wilson San Francisco Closter

San Francisco’s Bri­an Wilson dis­plays his faith with this ges­ture after record­ing the final out of the World Series on Mon­day night. Pho­to by Eric Gay, The Asso­ci­at­ed Press

If you watched the San Fran­cis­co Giants clinch the World Series title Mon­day night, you might have noticed the crossed-arm ges­ture Giants closer Bri­an Wilson made after strik­ing out the final Tex­as Ranger bat­ter to win the Series.

Well, accord­ing to Wilson, via San Jose Mer­cury News (one of our sis­ter papers) blog­ger Andrew Bag­gar­ly, the ges­ture is a trib­ute to God and the Trin­i­ty. Here’s an excerpt and a link to the blog.

And also it’s tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion my own walks in life. For instance, when I cross my arms, I have my left hand in the fist and my right hand goes under­neath point­ing with my (index) fin­ger. What I’ve tak­en into my own belief is that this fin­ger rep­re­sents one man. I’m that one per­son. And I can only go so far in life lean­ing on my own under­stand­ings and my own strength. The fist rep­re­sents the pow­er of the Holy Trin­i­ty: the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The fist is sym­bol­ic of a cir­cle. It’s nev­er-end­ing. This strength will only con­tin­ue to grow. So here’s the strength of God and the strength of man. And with­out him, I am noth­ing. I can only go so far in this life. But when I cross, I now have this one per­son with the strength of Christ, and I can do any­thing through Christ who strength­ens me. I can get over any bat­tles in life.”

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