THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Very rarely are there winners without there being losers

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A lasting Olympic legacy? The Olympic village is already sold.

Rejuvenation and transformation is what we see. We don’t often hear about those who have been dispossessed but very rarely are there winners without there being losers.

This is not an argument against the Games, but a recognition that true humanity cares for the dispossessed and vulnerable.

Neither is this an argument against competition. Competition is healthy and human, but to tread on the poor and vulnerable reveals a society that is losing its way.

An Old Testament command from God says: “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

“Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien.”

Lev 19:9-10 The Lord Jesus was often heard encouraging others to care for the poor (“Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me”).

Shall we pursue present riches or seek God’s riches in Christ and then care for others in this life?

REV NIC HASNIP

Long Sutton Baptist

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