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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thought for the day by Rabbi Balfour Brickner

PUNCHLINE: Above pitures are in the news depicting prayers for 'success of the Cricket Team member (s)'

"We have all attended athletic game at which a member of the clergy or even a layperson led the assembled fans in a prayer for their community's team to win the game. Should God be expected to confer to each side its desired response of victory? Or should we be praying in a different way, or perhaps not at all? It seems to me that the only legitimate prayer that might be uttered before a game is not for victory, but for health and safety of the players, especially since the possibility of physical harm and injury is inherent in the very nature of the game. I never heard any one lead a stadium full of fans in such a prayer. Nor am I aware that fans or relative of players have ever requested such prayer. Yet, ironically I suspect that if a player were seriously injured, his parents and friends would pray fiercely for his recovery."(Rabbi Balfour Brickner, in Finding God in the Garden: Backyard Reflections on Life, Love, and Compost 2002 p. 57)

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