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With Faith Like That, Wait Till Next Year

In an e-mail group to which I belong, one of our members wrote the other day, after a Yankees loss, “Could God’s team really be about to lose the World Series?” Fr. Joe Wilson of Brooklyn counseled patience to those of little faith. Well, after Saturday night’s calamity in the Bronx, in which the Almighty used the Babylonians of south Florida to chastise His chosen team, several members of the e-mail group wrote tauntingly to Fr. Wilson and me, Yankees devotees that we are. “God’s team my [deleted]” chortled another priest. Fr. Wilson was his usual unflappable self in response: “It was Shabbos. He was resting.”

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