people rely on me
to inform them immediately
what is happening in the game,
on the court or course,
at the track.
I sometimes feel stressed
facing this responsibility
and need the strength of the Holy Spirit
to cope and continue.
To be professional
I know that proper preparation
is the pathway to passing the test,
to have facts and figures at my fingertips.
Grant me wisdom to pronounce prudently,
remembering that it is people I am talking about
and to rely on former players
to play the part of pundits.
Amen.The Memory Man – Jimmy Magee
Edited from Playing & Praying by Fr Kevin O’Gorman SMA, published by St Pauls Publishing, Ireland, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 628 5933. Available from St. Paul’s Bookshop, Athlone, or from the following link: Playing and Praying