I just love what Mrs. Eddy writes on page 199 of Science and Health: "The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible." It takes on new meaning when applied to what all the athletes are striving to do.
A few instances of poor sportmanship have cropped up and I am countering that with a citation from the Bible Lesson on Spirit: "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." That is from Psalm 51.
There have been more instances of good support and sincere congratulations from athletes. Not only within individual countries but with competers. I have also loved seeing how certain athletes have stepped up to be leaders when their teammates needed that.
Our Wednesday night service featured readings to support the Olympics and the olympians. The time set aside for testimonies was very special.
Let's all continue to pray to see harmony and peace in London as we watch these fine people strive for personal excellence without limits.