Being in St. Louis with no official responsibilities does have its advantages. This afternoon I decided to let session be session and do something very American, and in the spirit of St. Louis–baseball at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals were playing the Colorado Rockies at home in beautiful summer weather. (Incidently I did bring two delegates to the game–but don’t tell anyone.)
There were considerably more people and also more cheering here than at the Edward Jones Dome, where shortly after the game GC vice presidents were (mostly re-)elected. These are the people who, under the president, govern our church, and from which the next president will probably arise. If you will, our cardinals.
Who are the real heroes? Actually, neither. The SDA is a church of the people. The GC officers do a tremendous job, I’m sure–but the real games are played on the field. If most members are somewhat indifferent, it’s because they’re busy covering bases back home. There are no spectators–we’re all players.
Oh, and the Cardinals won 5 to 4.