Thursday, April 15, 2010

On Baseball And Life

Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), the coach of the Peaches, explains to Dottie (Geena Davis) why it is not enough to quite playing baseball because it is too hard. His words, by way of appropriation and ignoring immediate context, can illustrate an important truth about the Jesus Christ and the cross and, in so far as we too are to imitate Christ and bear our cross thereby reflecting Christ, the Christian life. Dugan states:
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."

- A League of Their Own

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