Love this recent column from Rick Reilly in ESPN the Mag… on two levels.
First, it’s just a wonderful story. It’s short too, so I must let you read it for yourself.
Second, for preachers and other trustees of the Christian Story, it’s a great example of how to tell a story of redemption and call for response. Hear how the story unfolds, the pacing, the descriptiveness, the metaphors it discovers within its own narration. Good stuff, effective preaching perhaps. At the very least, a good piece of writing with which to engage in conversation for those entrusted to bring words in service of the Word.