Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Of Sports, Stickball, and Shooting

We had a productive and enjoyable pastoral staff retreat, returning this afternoon. Many of us are heading for the Phillies/Mets game tonight, which makes me think of the inspirational idea that came to me at the retreat: a Mercy Sports Minister! Just think of the possibilities for ministering to Philadelphia sports fans who suffer year after year. And with Aaron living near the sports complex, he would be ideal for the position. And as one who always comes in second in golf tournaments, he is already able to empathize with fans.

Aaron did, however, have a good showing in the Urbanites vs the Suburbanites stickball game at the retreat. The Urbanites (Aaron, Phil, Christiana Fitzpatrick) whipped the Suburbanites (Pat Canavan, Carroll, and Jerry McFarland) 15-2.

Quote heard last night spoken by our Senior Minister: "I would take Pat's last card and shoot him."

2 Comments:

Anonymous karlrusso said...

I was at the Phillies/Mets game Wednesday night as a Mets fan (ducks to avoid flying tomatoes). I am happy to report the Mets 13-4 victory, and also happy to hear of the urbanites victory in the stickball game. All should feel free to interpret these wins as clear signs of God's favor.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous JohnV said...

I still have my stickball bat that was used on many a summer day spent trying to send that tennis ball in to orbit. Nothing beats a half of a pool cue for that purpose!

4:40 PM  

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