The establishment of the London 2012 Paralympics (Aug. 29-Sept. 9) as a related event is evidence of progressive inclusiveness. It shows an understanding that God loves and honors all His children, giving strength and ingenuity to overcome obstacles and challenges.
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Toward peaceful, inspiring Olympics
A Christian Science perspective.
* photo – CS Monitor
Additional concerns include security threats, possible political maneuverings, and potential logistical problems. These worries can be addressed effectively through prayer. The care, planning, and expense that the British hosts have put into the summer Games during a time of recession indicates that the Olympic ideal fosters a love for others and an outreach that includes the world. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy states, “[A] right motive has its reward” (p. 453), and so we can expect that the ideals that motivate the Olympics will have their reward in peaceful success.
Amid what’s described as the largest security effort ever undertaken in Britain, the prayer that affirms God’s safe, all-powerful government will aid in proving the spiritual fact that God-inspired safety and security can be expressed in all aspects of these Olympic Games. God, Mind, is the intelligence that brings insight and intuition to ensure that the myriad details that go into coordinating such a large-scale event can unfold in a way that blesses all who participate – athletes, spectators, disrupted London commuters, and even television viewers.
And what about the British weather? The Bible assures us that God has gathered “the wind in his fists” (Proverbs 30:4). All-powerful Spirit can bring to the Olympic venues conditions that allow events to unfold smoothly and orderly. No cynical views about adverse weather patterns, climate change, or “bad luck” can cloud the proceedings or prevent athletic excellence.
May these Olympics be an occasion for the highest qualities of athletes to shine forth in the beauty, strength, and joy of active expression.
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