Injustice at the Olympics
So I’m about to write one of the most vulnerable posts ever. I have been watching a lot of the Olympics lately. Including women’s gymnastics. (Insert your laughter here…unless of course, you have been watching it too). And there have been a few unsettling things.
- How can China make up ages for girls who are like 9 years old? Seriously, we are supposed to believe that they are all 16?
- The jacked-up scoring system. Anybody watch Nastia get silver even though she tied a Chinese girl? Poor Bela Karolyi. I think he is on the verge of a repeated heart-attack as he has to watch what is happening.
“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?’ Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants and brothers and sisters were killed just as they had been.”Talk about injustice. Here I am bothered by women’s gymnastics. So I realize that I still have a ways to go until my heart lines up with Jesus’ heart. But I pray that moments like these would push me to care more and more about the things that God cares about.
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