Next Year in Jerusalem

When was the last time you looked forward, optimistically, to the Mets’ next season? It’s been a long time coming. You can, now.

During Friday’s (Oct 30) reassuring Game 3 of the 2015 World Series between the Mets and the Royals, Pray4Mets team member W.S. asked about the next weekly Pray4Mets blog post, which would reflect the conclusion of the Series.

A well-trained and fully mature Jewish man, he understood the intention of my ‘B’ title: ‘Next Year in Jerusalem.’

The Mets’ challenges during the 2015 World Series and the team’s concluding loss was, and is, heartbreaking for most devoted fans. Coming through 29 years since a Series win, 5 years of re-building, and a terrific 2015 season, it stings, as David Wright said, to come in second.

The Old and New Testaments make special note of the age & number 30, though. Jesus was not ready to reappear in Scripture until he was 30 years old — not 29. Genesis and other texts (including the U.S. Constitution, with regard to senators), sees 30 as an age of strength and maturity; 29 is a step along the way.

The Mets were not ready to win against the Royals after 29 years, but we can look forward to the team’s fulfillment of its pretty awesome potential.

Pray4Mets had two goals this year, both achieved months ago: to lift the attitude of the fans from negative to positive; and for the team to do better than it did in 2014.

Mets fans’ positive attitude around a next season is a recent franchise breakthrough. Let’s keep up the momentum we’ve helped create.

Mets, go forth and multiply; fans, keep the faith…see you on April 4 to start an even better 2016 season.

Send your thoughts and prayers to pray4mets@gmail.com.

-Maureen Edelson

Montclair, New Jersey

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