The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are a ‘once in a lifetime’ moment for our nation. The world has come to London and sport is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We are all able to participate in something very special and the games are as close as the nearest TV set. Team GB is doing very well indeed will many exceptional achievements.
The Olympic Creed says ‘The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.’ St. Paul says ‘Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last for ever.’ (1 Corinthians 9.25). Paul is telling us that the highest goal requires self-sacrifice. All the athletes at the Olympic Games have prepared themselves for years. We to have to work hard if we are to achieve anything. Nobody wins a race by doing nothing. Everybody is encouraged to do their best in life, to make a difference.