And it was good.
With championship win number 27, Yankee Stadium is once again the center of the baseball universe.
I am of course biased: I am a life-long Yankees fan, born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. There was a time when a big Yankees loss would leave me feeling staggered and saddened the next day. Age has mellowed me a bit. But I can’t shake the feeling this November that it was good, very good, the Yankees won.
But that’s just baseball – a game of inches, bad calls, and winners and losers.
As for the rest of the world, I am a fan of everyone and anyone, knowing there are no teams in God’s eyes. And I know most of all – despite it being a most un-Yankee-like quality – that in God’s game, the last come first, and the first last.
There were thousands at Trinity today on the day of the parade -- as big a community event as we will have all year. And so as we move further into autumn, I invite you one and all to return to Trinity Wall Street, a center of Lower Manhattan life nearly twice as old as the game of baseball.
We cannot promise that all will be ordered and right in life, that your team will always win, so to speak, but Trinity is a place practiced at reminding people that God’s promise is one of companionship.
Do consider joining us one Sunday at Trinity Church or St. Paul’s Chapel, or for one of our services throughout the week.
Through it all, the joy and the pain, may God bless you and be with you.
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper
Rector, Trinity Wall Street