Thanks to a friend for sending this today:

God, What is my fascination with this game?
Is it the outdoors — the green fairways, the blue skies, the lakes and trees,
the feel of the breeze across my face?
Is it the friends with whom I play — their companionship, their encouragement, the conversation between holes, the silence as we wait our turn?
Is it the game — the balance between grace and skill and power,
the striving for perfection, the loft of the ball, the precision of the putt?
Or is it all of these, and in these, meditations about all of life — harmony, friendship, balance, and, every once in awhile, the perfect shot and a glorious Amen.