Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tatis builds a church

As many of you know, I really enjoy baseball. But with the news of steroids, HGH, spoiled mega-millionaires, and the Braves' return to near-doormat status, there is very little of virtue and interest going on in baseball - except maybe in youth sports. But alas, here's a story from the Christian Post about Fernando Tatis' return to the game after a two-year layoff. Why'd he do it? To build a church! He generously credits the Lord's hand in making all things possible. It's not easy to come back into professional baseball - the major leagues much less - after sitting out for two years. A heart warming story.

“To me, I take it this way: it’s a blessing for me to be here,” said Tatis, who is hitting .319 with a .519 slugging percentage in 160 at-bats as of Wednesday. “God has blessed me every day just to be here in the big leagues, to be alive. That’s the way that I take it right now. And it’s amazing.”

Psalm 21:2-6
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah. For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him. For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance.

Maybe there is still virtue in the game. Enjoy!

Baruch Hashem and Soli Deo Gloria!

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