Saturday, August 16, 2008

Across the Pastor's Desk: One world, one dream

Across the Pastor's Desk: One world, one dream

Source: Albert Lea Tribune - Albert Lea, MN, USA
Author: the Rev. Cherie Daniel, Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ

Date: 14 August, 2008

What is it about the Olympic games that so captures our attention? Maybe it can best be summed up in this year’s motto: One World, One Dream. The population of the world is connected in ways that our forebears could hardly have imagined. Even as the event is happening — a mine collapse, an earthquake, a tsunami, an act of aggression — the world sees it, feels the emotional kick in the stomach, and responds with compassion. Our neighborhood has expanded from the confines of a country mile or city block to encompassing the entire globe. One World, One Dream.

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