Inspirations -Wed., March 23, 2016

LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME (Part 3 of 6)



In the outfield you will often be lonely, but your position is important.



When you least expect it, you will be called upon to be the backup for what someone else has missed.



Opportunity will come your way, sometimes high, sometimes low, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.



It will be up to you to remain alert and be ready to adjust your position and your speed. 

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Inspirations – Tue., March 22, 2016

LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME (Part 2 of 6)



As a Pitcher, you must throw life your best pitch.



As a Catcher, you must handle the curves life dishes out.



You must become quick enough for the fastball and tough enough for the hardball.



When you play the bases, you will sometimes make an error, but with practice comes improvement, and you can eventually expect more double plays and even an occasional triple play.



It is almost Baseball Season, and our Inspirational message each day this week will be 1 of a series of 6.  Please check back for Wednesday’s Message for part 3.

Inspirations – Mon., March 21, 2016

LIFE IS NOT A BASEBALL GAME
(Part 1 of 6)
 
Life will not wait for a teammate to 
consult with you on the mound.  
 
Life offers no Seventh Inning Stretch.
 
No one can Pinch Hit for you.
 
There is no Bull Pen to rely on.
 
You may be called upon to play any position. 
It is almost Baseball Season, and our Inspirational message each day this week will be 1 of a series of 6.  Please check back for Tuesday’s Message for part 2

Racism, Sexism, Classism, the other “isms” and YOU!



YES, It’s always “The other Guy”. . . until IT’S YOU!



As we listen to and are tempted to repeat the rhetoric about immigrants, people of other races, religions, or those in any way different from ourselves, I pray that we remember, reflect upon and consider the wisdom of these words:



First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.



Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.



Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.



Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.



– Niemöller –