The Olympics draw to a close.
And I will finally be able to go to bed at a decent hour. Or, more likely, stay up just as late watching something else.
There were so many incredible moments in this year's Olympics. Here's one I just read about today from Associated Press coverage over at msn.com:
...[IOC President Jacque] Rogge, who visited every venue, said the most touchingSo I hunted down a little video to get a glimpse myself. [note: the video shows these two are silver and bronze medalists, contrary to the msn article. maybe they've corrected it by now.]
moment for him came after the 10-meter air pistol event, when gold medalist Nino
Salukvadze of Georgia embraced runner-up Natalia Paderina of Russia even as
their two countries’ armies fought back in Georgia.
“That kind of sportsmanship is really remarkable,” Rogge said.
I do pray for peace on earth. We may not be able to quickly change the course of governments, but as individuals we can affect our small corners of the world and extend the hand of peace, forgiveness and friendship to those who would be our enemies.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..." Jesus, from Matthew 5:43-44.