It is possible to hit a tennis ball anywhere on the racquet and hope that it goes over the net. But there is a “sweet spot” on the racquet, a zone where the player hopes that the ball connects to that special spot for an optimum hit and return. Excellent players practice to make the ball consistently connect to that sweet spot. As I think about the Christian life, we have the choice to be average followers of Christ or to become passionate disciples. There is sweet spot where God’s gracious presence meets our holy desire and voluntary yieldedness. It is a place of deep connection and of breathtaking beauty. It is a place that is worthy of our consistent pursuit.