December 17-The Right Way

December 17-The Right Way

December 17-The Right Way 

Scripture Lesson: Matthew 5:6 

Today is the birthday of Cal Ripken Sr, longtime Minor League and Major League manager and coach in the Baltimore Orioles organization. Some of his prize pupils were his sons Cal and Billy, along with Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Jim Palmer. Ripken was a proponent of the Orioles Way which consisted of hard work, professionalism, and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the game. Ripken said, “The game of baseball is made up of many little things. If we do the little things right we will never have a big thing to worry about.” Since his death in 1999, no Orioles player has worn his number 7, although the number has not been officially retired. 

Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount reminds us if we hunger and thirst for righteousness we will be filled with righteousness. We will be blessed when we strive to live our lives the right way. We have to want to live the right way as much as we want to eat and drink. It must be as important as anything we do to sustain our lives. What a wonderful promise from our Lord!

1.      How do we live the right way?
2.      How important is righteousness in our lives today?
3.      How much do we desire to live our lives with righteousness?

Blessings come our way when we desire to live God’s way with all of our being? Just how hungry and thirsty are we for right living today?


2 comments (Add your own)

1. Vinod wrote:
The implications for your caethcr missing some calls was a hit or even a loss in an environment where where winning really isn't everything. I think the situation is much different in MLB. Cal's new, young pitcher may have been the best they had in fielding and maybe hitting, two activities that no one else on the team can really help you with when a player is engaged in them. Perhaps, they wanted to let him hit and field but in calling pitches it was better to give him support because these guys get paid to win.

Mon, March 3, 2014 @ 1:02 AM

2. wrote:
These are the kind of baseball stories I love to read! It gives me a chance to escape from the stresses of everyday life and remember, what it was like as a kid to love the game of baseball, and why I still do. One thing I would like to add in regards to: both players have contributed to their respective cities and are embraced by their respective fan bases in ways that cannot even be imagined. These two players contributed to the fan base of the game of baseball and are respected and embraced by baseball fans all over the world! Role models to the young and innocent dreamers in a world where such role models are so few and far between. Not only are teams better when a player like Ripken or Jeter are on them but, the game of baseball is better as well. Again, great article. Thanks for allowing me to throw my two cents in.

Thu, March 13, 2014 @ 1:21 AM

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