Yes, I know it is not summer or winter. But our church had the start to our annual missions festival. We had the teenagers carry the flags of 18 countries in and the olympic theme song started to play and the olympic torch was lit for our festival.
Good to be able to have the olympics even in spring and to know that the torch can be passed on always.
We were reminded by the speaker that Dickens wrote this is the best and the worst of times in his Tale of Two Cities. I read that famous quote last night when I read an anthology of poetry. And seeing how a thought from sunday school on Paul's second missionary journey to Athens and his interaction with the people there. And then going to our worship time to be centered on the Greco-Roman olympic theme was great. And much of the New Testament is centered around that region of the world, too.
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