It’s a funny looking Wednesday in beautiful Corfu Greece. It really looks like it’s going to rain today and to be quite honest I really don’t care if it does. This morning’s session was a good one so maybe a little break is in order…
Greece is imploding. Greeks in search of greener pastures are leaving here in droves and I can’t say as I blame them. There really is nothing here for them at the moment and families need to be fed.
Maybe this is my cue to skiddo…..
The other night I watched an ESPN documentary called “Catching Hell”. It is the story about a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was made the scapegoat for the Chicago Cubs not going to the 2003 World Series.
All Steve Bartman wanted to do was watch his beloved Chicago Cubs possibly win game six and make it to the World Series for the first time in 80 years or so. Instead he found himself escorted out of the ballpark by stadium security amidst a heavy downpour of beer cups, jeers and death threats.
Bartman did what any other guy or gal would do when a foul ball heads his way. He reached out and tried to catch it. Several others did as well but none of them were made to be the villain. The poor guys life changed forever because a stadium full of idiots decided to blame him for something that wasn’t his fault.
It’s was a sad day for baseball and an even sadder commentary on our society today.
I liked how ESPN integrated the Bill Buckner error in game six of the 1986 World Series into the story. Buckner knows a thing or two about being a scapegoat and his insights really made the documentary special IMHO.
This weekend Pastor Michael Newnham and I will continue our series on Calvinism by answering your questions from our last two podcasts. Your thoughts are appreciated and your questions have been on target and we will do our best to try and answer them for you!
Have a great Wednesday everyone!