By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Herb Lusk played running back for the Eagles from 1976-78. His passion on the gridiron transitioned into a passion for his faith.

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Lusk became a senior pastor at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church in 1982. He stills holds the position.

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On Saturday night during the Festival of Families, Lusk had the responsibility of sharing scripture with the thousands in attendance, including Pope Francis looking on from the back of the stage.

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Lusk read from Luke 15 to share the story of the Prodigal Son with the audience.