April 25, 2023
Integrity: The Truth of the Way Opening Day
By Amba Gale
This young in heart, gentle man
is gifted by his daughter
with a birthday gift:
one miraculous ticket to the miraculous opening game
of the opening day
of the baseball season.
What a gift, and what a conundrum!
What a time for one moment in time,
to come to grips with what has integrity.
He has an important prior engagement
and people to whom he has given his promise.
Either way, he is causing a breach–
A breach of heart or
A breach of word.
What does he do?
He apologizes for the breach of word,
making whole the community heart.
He follows his love for his daughter,
their father/daughter heart.
The big freedom opened
When I told him
he doesn’t need forgiveness.
He has already been forgiven.
And years from now
when he looks back
on that day,
he will smile with the inner, certain, knowing that he followed
the truth of the way.
And all the goodness of that day
is still with him,
as his life bursts free