Friday, February 21, 2014

Of Sports and Enduring Love

Figure skaters at the 1924 winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 30th January 1924. Left to right: Herma Planck-Szabo of Hungary, Ethel Muckelt of Britain and Beatrix Loughran of the U.S.A. Planck-Szabo won gold, with Loughran and Muckelt taking silver and bronze respectively.
1Corinthians 9:24-27  
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we van imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
1Timothy 4:8 
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1Timothy 4:12 
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
2Timothy 2:5 
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

I'm looking forward to the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the television coverage.  Some of it I've enjoyed; but when I'm married to someone who'll even watch curling, I'm reaching the end of my own endurance.   I've just received a summons from my husband to watch yet another event.  Sigh.  We all must carry on, especially for those we love.  

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