“Baseball is quintessentially American in the way that it tells us that much as you travel and far as you go, out to the green frontier, the purpose is to
get back home, back to where the others are… that you may leave home but if
you forget where home is, you are truly lost and without hope.” A. Bartlett
Giamatti, Men of Baseball, Lend an Ear
When you think about it, the Christian faith is like that too. It’s about
coming back home, back to a right relationship with God, with others, and
even with ourselves.
(For those of you interested in the analogy between
baseball and the life of faith, it is pursued in a book called The Game by
our neighbor and friend Robert Benson.)
More by Jim Thomas:
The Origin of Easter
Rest Vs. Religion
Consumers vs. Communers
Jim Thomas is pastor of The Village Chapel, a non-denominational church in Nashville.