Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olympic Fever

We Canadians are known as people who have a rather quiet type of nationalism.  We love our country, think it is the best one in the world, but don't go around shouting about it.  We're not flag wavers or screamers.  At least not until now.  Somehow the Vancouver Olympics have transformed our nation into one of fanatical Canadian patriots.  People are running down streets with Canadian flags.  At Olympic events they spontaneously break out singing "Oh Canada."  Somehow the Vancouver Olympics have galvanized us, united us, in a way I have never before seen.  You know what?  I like it.  I love our country and maybe we need to get a bit more emotional about being Canadians.  We do have a great country .

A lot of Christians are the same with regards their faith.  We love Jesus, but in a quiet sort of way.  Maybe we need to take a lesson from what is happening at the Olympics and begin to wave our Christian flag a bit more proudly, to declare our faith in Jesus a bit more loudly, to take a stand.  I think that maybe that is what our life in Jesus is all about.

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