Bangladesh Adventures

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympics 2008

The Olympics and the athletes are amazing. But as I look out my window here in Bangladesh and see poverty grinding into little kids playing in the dirt- I wonder if the athletes wonder/know how good they have it? They should Praise the Lord for the opportunity they have. They are an elite few but worked very hard to get there.

2 Comments:

  • Yes, the olympics are great. But I look at all the money spent on it, and then look at all the poverty around the world, and wonder - is this how God would want us to spend our money? No. Jesus said to feed the poor and hungry and to clothe those who have no clothes.

    By Anonymous Janet Thornhill, at 4:01 AM  

  • I wonder what the original purpose of the Olympic games was, way back when they began in Greece. Were these games part of Greek relegious activity?

    At the 2008 closing ceremony, I heard the remark "...May the spirit of the Olympics live on..."

    What is this "spirit of the Olympics" We can usually tell a spirit by its fruit. What fruit did we observe? I, like J. Thornhill, saw a lot of spent money, and a lot of worship of the athletes. Some of the atheletes, like Phelps (sp) were lifted up and praised (like gods); and a lot of boasting (on the athletes parts).

    I personally, pushed myself on some nights to stay up and watch the events. DO I ever push myself and deny myself sleep to participate in some activity for God?

    Hmm. The Olympics.

    By Blogger M. Acquaye, at 6:28 AM  

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