Lionel Messi and F.C Barcelona have torn the footballing world to shreds this year. In the league they went 31 games unbeaten and lost just twice, beating closest rivals Real Madrid to the title by 4 points. They scored a total of 147 goals in all competitions letting in a mere 36. Messi himself has scored 53 goals and, along with Villa’s 23 and Pedro’s 22, the front 3 fell just 2 short of the Messi-Eto-Henry 100 mark of 2009. But the statistics show only half a picture. Watching Messi and Barcelona this season can only be described as a joy, a modern wonder of the world. Their fluid passing, patient build up and phenomenal finishing has left opposition players, fans and managers gawping as their team is slowly and carefully ripped apart by the Lionel King and his pride. But enough of this pretty descriptive language, let’s get down to what really matters; what can the Church learn from Lionel Messi and Co.?