Jack made so many hypothetical situations about his son in the future in reference to show that he son would become gay. Even though his son showed side of being homosexual Jack had no right to assume he would be homosexual. Jacks authority as a father doesnt justify his actions and thoughts toward his son. He makes up for his actions by asking for forgiveness and changing his ways. He closes his story by telling how much he wanted his family to watch the baseball game. At the baseball game is when he made his first action to a drastic change in his life.
Salvation is something Jack attained as he so writes, I remembered my long walk across the outfield as a dignified, silent journey (15-16). His salvation started with this walk away from a call he should of made in the baseball game. He chose not lie or bluff; he chose to walk away before he made another wrong choice so he can go back to the good path he was once on. Salvation is never made easy; it took him many wrong decisions to realize everything he had done. He does everything to prove to his family how much he is sorry because forgiveness is something he is need of. His family couldnt understand the emotions and confusion he was going through so they couldnt help him.
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