Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Two Lives Lived Live
In his 14th year as TV play-by-play announcer for the Anaheim Angels, Steve Physioc, shown speaking to the St. John's men's group this morning, says that when they fail on the field or court, the professional athletes he covers rarely if ever blame other people. How much better our lives and world would be, the New Jersey native and St. John's member said, if we were all equally disinclined to blame our troubles on scapegoats and circumstances. Instead, he counseled us to let our faith guide us to a sense of peace and purpose even in the midst of sadness. Steve's favorite movie line is from "The Natural," spoken to a brilliant ballplayer who's obsessed with his regrets: "I believe we have two lives: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that."