What did you think of the Paralympics?
So, I ran some regular posts during the Olympics, but failed to post during the Paralympics. This wasn’t because I was less enthused by them, but because of the timing gap primarily. At any rate, the Paralympics ended this past Sunday. I thought of the many overwhelmingly inspiring stories and the raw athletic talent featured throughout the games. I though of so many things that could have been said about these games in a spiritual context. Instead I will open this up to those of you reading this.
If you watched any of the Paralympics (or if you didn’t and can find some internet player to watch some), what is one Spiritual lesson you can draw from these games?
I’ll offer one myself. For me it seems to really drive home the inherent worth of people. These people are not only valuable, but have overcome what others would see as impossible or near impossible limitations. I also believe they have shown, in an interesting way, that God doesn’t make mistakes. They are not less human with the loss of a limb (or limbs) or other limitations (not that I ever thought any of these athletes were), if anything, they more fully express what it is to be human.
Ok, so that’s like three things. Anyway, it’s your turn.