Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Perfect Game
With all the problems facing the world today, it seems like a good time for an inspirational story that might just help us realize what is most important in life. Namely, it's a reminder of being more cognizant of God's primary demand to act decently toward one another. I recently came across a video that illustrates this point, where a group of boys playing baseball truly had the perfect ending to a game.
Although it's not mentioned in the video below, this story is attributed to Rabbi Paysach Krohn, who personally knows the boy's father and verified the details for accuracy. As a side note, this is not an endorsement of Dr. Wayne Dyer (also, don't mind his mispronunciation of the name of the school). He just happens to be the one retelling the story.
This was a simple act of kindness by a group of boys playing baseball. We should strive to emulate such behavior when we encounter a similar situation. It doesn't always have to involve a learning-disabled child or a baseball game. It can be in any instance where we overcome our personal wants in order to fulfill another person's needs.
Amidst the chaos that is the daily news, people of all walks of life are looking for God. While some think that He cannot be found, they just don't know where to look. God is always present; He's just hidden. It's up to each one of us to act in such a kind and dignified manner that God is invariably revealed to others (and perhaps to ourselves as well).