A visitor, K, last Saturday described this situation. Her husband, P, was a baseball umpire while he was also a Lutheran pastor. He was a huge fan of baseball throughout his life, enjoyed the game, and also enjoyed being “not pastor” when he was officiating a baseball game.
P, is now in hospice care. He is facing the end of his life on earth. He watched the World Series and enjoyed it. After the last game P said, that it was the last baseball game that he will see. To me that is facing reality honestly, with courage, and with faith.
I admire that very much.