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Category: Sports & Recreation / Topics: Baseball Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports

The Gospel According to Baseball

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: April 6, 2019

Spiritual lessons from America's favorite pastime…

And so a brand new season starts
in Wrigley Field and Fenway Park,
in stadiums across the land
where diamonds woo our love.

Yes, baseball's hibernation's past.
It's time to hear "Play Ball!" at last.
And cheer our team and fuel our dreams
that this might be the year.

It's time the "boys of summer" play.
This really is like New Year's Day.
Regrets are gone while hopes run high.
Let's all sing "Auld Lang Syne."

And let's resolve to not be sad
when our home team is playing bad.
What matters most is how we feel
because we love this game. 

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: April 6, 2019

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