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rounding first

Opening day for Major League Baseball is right around the corner. One of the things I love most about baseball is how it is built on fundamentals. From Little League to the MLB, certain things never change.

For example, if you hit a double but miss first base on your way to second, you can be called out if an alert infielder notices.

It would do you little good to beg the umpire for another chance to run the bases. You broke the rules and there is no such thing as a second chance in baseball.

Thankfully, God is a more gracious umpire.

Life has certain rules and we definitely break them. The message of Easter is that we can start again. But it’s even more than that. It’s about taking what has been dead (morally or spiritually) and bringing it back to life.