It may be a synchronicity, but lately several people have written or spoken to me about Cricket.
The game, not the singing insect.
While we know that Baseball is the sport God loves the most, I figure He must also love Cricket, because in some respects it resembles eternity.
That said, I had an email this morning from a reader. He also, kindly, provides some context so that we who are on this side of the Pond can understand what occurred:
Sir Garfield Sobers hit six consecutive sixes in one over. The first batsman ever to do it in a first class game of cricket (has to be a county game at least to be classed as first class, so good players is what’s said).
The liturgical equivalent would be Pope Francis offering six Papal High Mases at St Peter’s in the UA form, in a novena to make St JPII a doctor of the Church, and proclaim the next synod on the family null and void…..
Yes, I will stipulate that that would be a rare, almost unimaginable, event.
I have an invitation to view…? see…? watch…? go to…? a match at Lord’s.
Perhaps it’s worth while to put the little wavy flag out and see if enough donations come to make it happen before the season is over.