29 August 2004

Olympic Spirit... Carry it On

I ask, why must the Olympic Spirit of peace and brotherhood last for only 16 days every four years? I say, let it not be confined to a stadium, but let it radiate beyond those walls into each country of the world. Let us be bold to stand up and proclaim the Olympic Spirit for our lives and be willing to greet our neighbors the way athletes greet their competitors at the end of a race. Let us give glory to the One who makes it all possible the way many athletes did silently and boldly no matter what their finishing position. Let us be reminded at the close of these Athens Olympics of the power of history and the importance of passing the torch to the next generation. The Games will go on and so must our hope for this world. Let us continue in the Olympic Spirit.

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