Why I love the Olympics

We’re barely an hour into the 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies. What an amazing spectacular. It’s truly incredible what they’ve put together.

I think the Olympics provide us with the perfect opportunity to remember that we’re all human, children of a loving Heavenly Father.

They set the stage for bringing out the best in human triumph against tremendous odds.

They help promote a sort of world unity along with national pride.

I would love to one day attend an Olympics opening or closing ceremony.

And by the way, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that the Olympics were held in Salt Lake City in 2002, bringing the LDS Church into the world spotlight, and in China just six years later, reintroducing the most populous nation to the world. I predict these Olympics will mark the beginning of a new era for China and will set the wheels in motion for religious freedom in that country.

The next couple of weeks will be interesting to see who wins what and whether China or the U.S. takes home the most medals.

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