Baseball fan or not, anyone living in this region knows the golden-toned voice of Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas, who died suddenly this week preparing to broadcast another Phillies game. He was doing what he loved – using his gifts and experience to lighten the lives of millions of listeners as he’d done here since 1971.
His passing may make each of us ponder whether we are using our voice as followers of Jesus to help lighten the load of our brothers and sisters on our earthly pilgrimage. Someday that long drive of our journey will end, as it has for the “voice of the Phillies.” While we live in the light of the resurrection, let’s use our voice to proclaim Christ through our lives. May perpetual light shine upon Harry Kalas.
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