PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

IT WAS A CHILLY Saturday morning in early autumn, and my racquetball class was gathered at the local community center, ready to play. After years away from this sport I loved, I was getting used to the feel of the racquet in my hand again, and the crisp, loud noise of the ball bouncing off the wall after a strong serve.

I'm not sure if my coach considered himself a particularly religious man. I never asked. But I can tell you there were many times he said something, or described a racquetball technique in a certain way, that I felt directly applied to my study of Christian Science. Sometimes above the noise of his good-natured barking—such as, "Wake up and don't play lazy!"—I would piece together gems of inspiration that would sustain me for the rest of the session, and sometimes the rest of the weekend. For the sake of "spiritual team spirit," here are a few of those gems I remember.

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