Tag Archives: Olympics

You are the one! (2 Samuel 12)

Somebody find a prophet to tell a parable about two countries – one rich and one poor. The rich country had many times hosted the Olympics but Rio de Janeiro threw a brave and beautiful party this first time and … Continue reading

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Collect for the Games – Rio, 2016

God of play, who lets the stars compete for brightness but celebrates how they all shine, who laughs at the cheetah’s run and the tree frog’s jump, whose gymnasts are starlings and schools of butterfly fish in coral, who was … Continue reading

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Brazil, 2016

This Olympics whispers the spirit of Mohammed Ali. This Olympics fields a team of ten refugees – runners, judoka, swimmers, born in Syria, Somalia, all over the globe, united under the Olympic flag. This Olympics simplifies the extravagance of opening … Continue reading

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Waiting for Sochi

Let everything that breathes praise God! Praise God with the glide of skaters, with the long starlight ice signature of the skaters — young Russian girls lutz-practicing on the news, hockey players far from home, who travel to Sochi cross-passing … Continue reading

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Collect for the Games

Collect for the Games God who has never asked anyone – how do you feel your first time losing since you were fifteen? who whispers “bravissimo” to the Italian in last place in the four hundred, who holds in light … Continue reading

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