Batter up!

After college, I coached a girl’s baseball team, and through my experiences on the field I’ve realized there are many spiritual analogies that one can draw from the sport. 

For example, infielders and outfielders are continually engaged in strategic positioning. This pre-positioning is in anticipation of hits and potential plays, and gauged to achieve optimal results. Similarly, I like to think about the mental positions we occupy. God’s man is poised and equipped to grow spiritually, so we can’t be stuck in an entrenched position that inhibits growth in our personal and professional lives. In Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she says, “In Christian Science there is never a retrograde step, never a return to positions outgrown” (p. 74 ). The time to assume our best mental “position,” one that uses a spiritual standpoint as its basis, is always now.

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