Daniel Murphy: “Pray that I’ll seek holiness, not base hits.”

NY Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy lives out his convictions. He lives them out even when doing so raises static, as it did in 2014 when he missed two games at the time his firstborn came into the world (hear more about that in the video below) and when he spoke about his convictions on a hot-button topic earlier this year.

But he’s also the first to admit he bats far less than 1.000 when it comes to balancing his desire for glory in the game with Who he’s really trying to glorify through baseball: “I’m playing for Christ’s glory,” he relates. “But I forget that one a lot. I like to substitute Christ’s glory for Daniel’s glory.”

Hear from Daniel directly: (download it here)

Read the Oct. 9 New York Times article here.