Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Boy and Babe Ruth

"Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ ... will continue to be with us who live in truth and love." 
2 John 1:3 NLT

Today's Inspirational Story

The Boy and Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth had hit 714 home runs during his baseball career and was playing one of his last full major league games. It was the Braves versus the Reds in Cincinnati. But the great Ruth was no longer as agile as he had once been. He fumbled the ball and threw badly, and in one inning alone his errors were responsible for most of the five runs scored by Cincinnati. As the Babe walked off the field after the third out and headed toward the dugout, a crescendo of yelling and booing reached his ears.

Just then a boy jumped over the railing onto the playing field. With tears streaming down his face, he threw his arms around the legs of his hero. Ruth didn’t hesitate for one second. He picked up the boy and hugged him. Then he set him down on his feet, patting his head gently.

Suddenly there was no more booing. In fact, hush fell over the entire park.

In that moment, the fans saw two heroes: Ruth, who in spite of his dismal day on the field could still care about a little boy; and the small lad, who cared about the feelings of another human being. Both had melted the hearts of the fickle crowd.

-- Source Unknown

"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." 
Proverbs 22:1 NIV

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