The Christian Olympics

Have you been watching the Olympics? Do you have a favourite event? Or maybe you have your favourite athletes. Today I listened to Canada’s skate dance couple who took a break after the last Olympics in ‘14. Tessa Virtue said something so significant I don’t think it will get missed by many. She said something like this: I watched our previous performances and knew we could do much better. Really? That is so amazing to say especially after winning so many competions. On Sunday they broke their previous record. MMMMMMMMMMMM.

I wonder if we say the same thing about ourselves and our commitment to Christ and being like Him. We sing in church ‘I Will Follow Him’ which implies we will be imitators of Christ in every way. How’s that working for us? It’s lent. The part of our Christian Calendar, where we really examine ourselves and according to tradition, we clean ourselves of those things that imped our ability to reach our full potential. But really, the only way we can get close to being like Christ is to work at doing thing better and better every day.

An Olympic athlete doesn’t just go out & do it. It takes years of getting better each and every day. It is saying to yourself, ‘That’s not good enough’-‘How can I do this one thing better’-‘What must I do to become better at being a Christ follower?’ Maybe it includes showing up at the rink (church). We will all get better when we put our mind right ‘to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus’ Read the whole passage, Philippians 3 and know it’s really Something to think about.

Rob

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