Even though the Winter Olympics wrapped up a few days ago, sports are still definitely on people’s minds. I’d imagine that over the next few weeks every ice rink and ski slope will be full of people finding out for themselves just how strong all those athletes really are!
Whenever the culture at large turns its eyes to sports, it’s a good time to reflect on the good and bad inherent in sporting events. The Olympics are well-known for fostering a spirit of goodwill and camaraderie, but at the heart of every athlete is a fierce competitiveness that can sometimes manifest in ugly ways.
So, a few questions: do you think that Christians should compete in sporting events? Do you think there’s a spiritually good and/or evil side to competition?