The Spotters Who Help Protect Gymnasts

Did the spotters keep the gymnasts from really hurting themselves?

  • Yes.

Should a person practice a potentially dangerous gymnastic maneuver without a spotter?

  • No, that would be foolish.

What qualities are required of a good spotter?

  • They have to be strong and willing to step into a dangerous situation to protect the gymnast.
  • They have to know the gymnastic routine so well that they can intercede within a split second when they see something begin to go wrong.

How are the Saints like good spotters?

  • They are strong in virtue and have sacrificed themselves for the good of others.
  • They know the path to Heaven so well that they can quickly intercede for you, before you put your soul in mortal danger.