Folks of baseball faith can see straight through the disappointment of the Mets not making it to the post season this year. They can see the awesomeness of Pete Alonso, Jacob deGrom, a dynamic new team spirit and management’s broadening consciousness. They can even see how our “prayers” might have made a difference — could […]Read more "Better Than Bittersweet"
Join together for the last game of the Mets’ regular season as the first notes of the Jewish New Year are heard in New York. The awesome timing of this game provides a perfect intersection of the sacred and the secular for Mets fans of all spiritual backgrounds. Email Pray4Mets@gmail.com to join in this exclusive […]Read more "Mets, Fans + Faith: Start The New Year Together On Sun Sept 29, 3:10 PM"
Aren’t our American Septembers all about return-to-school and formal education, after the relaxed joys of summer? Private, public, religious, homeschooling…there are so many ways to get the job done. Interfaith couples have long heard the query from grandparents, clerics and others: ‘how will you raise the children?’ Which faith will you choose for your family?’ […]Read more "How Will We Raise The Children?"
After spending five years surrounding the Mets with the power of faith practice and prayer, it’s time to face the obvious: are we teaching the next MetsGen about baseball, too? All our efforts will be diluted if future fans don’t understand a 3-4-3 double play. The Talmud lays out responsibilities of fathers to their sons […]Read more "Nurture the Next MetsGeneration in 30 Minutes A Day"
This Pray4Mets post asks you to share your best ideas for developing Mets fans in your own family and community. Jewish texts include the obligations of a father toward his son, including teaching the boy to swim. Christian ‘formation,’ that is, the development of the new Christian, speaks to training in thoughts and deeds. How […]Read more "Mets Fan Formation"
Weren’t we all on a roll during the early August three-game series with the Washington Nationals, with high expectations for a sweep? After all, when the Mets’ winning streaks go into the teens, it’s so easy to get carried away. Not so fast. Thank goodness that in a recent post, Of Mets & Meatloaf, we […]Read more "Mets & Melded Metaphors"
Thirty years ago, my husband & I had two sons. ‘Children need a solid education and religious training,’ my mother advised. Music and sport, fresh air and nature must be part of the raising up, among other key variables. I meted them out in equal doses. Nevertheless, despite what I calculated as equal inputs, the […]Read more "Mechanics & Philosophers"