“I was glad to have hit the first home run in this park. God only knows who will hit the last,” said Babe Ruth of the old Yankee stadium. Technically that was José Molina, but I like to think it was Benedict XVI. While we’re all swapping tales, I saw him in that stadium in 2008 just before it was decommissioned, and I’ll admit to being proud of the above photograph I took there. I can’t remember if that was before or after they released the doves. Seriously. And, how glad I was to meet up with my fellow Protestants just after the Mass!
Permit one more evangelical to register gratitude for this pope. He taught us, among many things, not to fear the Christologically-grounded analogy of being, and there are few better gifts than that.