Piper on How to Watch the Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Torch by Petr Kratochvil
London 2012 Olympic Torch by Petr Kratochvil

[T]ranspose the temporary struggles and triumphs of the Olympic Games onto a different level of reality — the level of spiritual life and eternity and God. When you see the athletes run, see another kind of running. When you see them boxing, see another kind of boxing. When you see them training and denying themselves, see another kind of training and self-denial. When you see them smiling with a gold medal around their neck, see another kind of prize.

-John Piper

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