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For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:1

I’m a natural pessimist.  A glass half empty kind of guy. 

Yesterday I took some time to watch the Cincinnati Reds play the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Reds are coming off a miserable season that saw them lose 100 games.  The Phillies, on the other hand, were the National League champs last year.  But going into the bottom of the ninth and against all odds, the Reds held a slim 2-0 lead, needing just 3 outs to claim the victory.  My comment at the time was, they’re probably going to find some way to choke.  And sure enough, they did.  The Reds’ bullpen imploded, giving up 3 runs, the lead, and the game. 

Oh well. 

As the line from the movie A League of Their Own goes, “There’s no crying in baseball.” 

Now in the ranking of life’s disappointments, watching your favorite team snatch defeat from the jaws of victory rates as a minor thing.  But it is an example of the disappointments we all encounter in life.  Maybe you didn’t make the varsity team in high school.  Maybe you didn’t get into that college you set your heart on attending.  That big promotion you thought you were going to get; it went to someone else.  And to these examples can be added countless others.      

I spend a great deal of time on this blog analyzing the news.  Have you heard any good news lately?  If you’re like me, probably not very much.  It’s ugly out there.

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