The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Playing ball with anger

A two-step spiritual practice for finding freedom from the grip of anger

It's early March, the weather is still cool and I'm watching my 8-year-old son, Alex, practice with his baseball team. This spring the Rockies look like your average young team of uncertain promise.

Their members display a full spectrum of ability from genuine native talent to an appalling lack of baseball sense. Whatever their skill level, they are hopeful, and the veterans are mindful that the Rockies won the league last summer.

By the time the chill of spring has turned into the heat of June, the Rockies are in the season-end tournament. They could win the whole thing again. The players are confident, the parents are fired up and the coaches can't sleep at night.

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