Pastor Ruth: Welcome to Advent! In November, we had the delight of hosting Rollie Martinson for our “Elders Rising” event. He talked about pioneering a new epoch in aging, how to use your spiritual gifts as you age, and how much the world needs elders who share their stories, their faith, and their gifts of encouragement. He told a story.
Root pitched, the big man swung, and the ball soared into the bleachers for a home run. The hitter was Babe Ruth, probably the most revered of baseball players. Ruth’s legendary pointing gesture—whether it ever happened or whether he even intended it—captured the imagination of baseball fans, as did everything about this great player.