The Winter Olympics. Sochi in the Soviets. Most expensive venue ever…and in a hungry, oppressed federation manipulated by the Mob. Riots, water cannons and death in nearby Ukraine.
Supposedly celebrating the brotherhood of man and the excellence of human conditioning and effort. Controversies about rigged judging, rigged event line-ups. Winning is everything (the silver medalist is a bum).
And what about when it is all over and the gold medalist sits down at age 23 and says “What’s next?”
I must admit that I hold my breath for the Canadian ice dancers, hockey players and curlers. A national thing dontcha know.
But as an international celebration of goodwill it is far, far away from that gathering of tribes ’round the throne in Revelation 5.