Here’s another neat story I’ve been saving for you, but I think I can sum it up briefly this time. ;P (It’s appropriate after yesterday’s 14-inning game, where the Blue Jays finally won!) Here’s betting you’ll be able to guess the author.
He tells about some kids playing baseball (actually it’s a memory of a famous announcer, Ernie Johnson Jr.), and the ball goes out of the park. Two of the boys go out to find it. After waiting for awhile for them to come back, concerned coaches go out to find them, curious players following. There they were, ball & gloves dropped on the ground beside them, enjoying some blackberries! They had “stepped away from the game”.
“How long since you did the same? We need regular recalibrations. Besides, who couldn’t use a few blackberries? But who has time to gather them? You have carpools to run; businesses to run; sales efforts to run; machines, organizations, and budgets to run. You gotta run.
Jesus understands. He knew the frenzy of life. People back-to-backed his calendar with demands. But he also knew how to step away from the game.”