Soulful Softball Sunday

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By Alamo Brown

 

One of the most wonderful things about Soulful Softball Sundays at Nichol Park in Richmond at 2 p.m. is that we are able to get the blessings of our families.

 

When you look at the smiles on their faces and they say, “Thank you, young man, for doing this,” it lets you know that God has a unique purpose for each of us.

 

 

Pick up your cross. Stop asking what Richmond can do for you and start asking what you can do for the people of Richmond.

 

 

The photo of the Men and Women of Purpose best illustrates the true essence of what this event is all about. We gave out hundreds of free backpacks to the kids and they were elated because they got to pick their favorite team.

 

 

When the women received their carnations, it seemed to bring out the sunshine in their hearts. It is so pleasing to hear an elderly 95-year-old mother say, “I’m so happy to be here. I wish I could hit the ball and run around the bases.”

 

 

It’s not just a softball game, it’s healing on all fronts.

 

 

One week at a time, we come back together. We keep loving, and when we run out of love we fill the tank up with even more love.

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