The “High Five” is a gesture that has become commonplace in American society. It seems to have started when outfielder Glenn Burke ran over with his arm in the air to congratulate his teammate Dusty Baker, who had just hit his 30th home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977. Baker wasn’t sure what to do, so he slapped Burke’s hand. The rest is history. The move quickly caught on, and even small children enjoy the ritual of giving a high five.
I don’t know if the high five will ever replace the handshake in church on Sunday morning, but any encouraging gesture is appreciated!
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”—Hebrews 10:24-25.