Source: Albert Lea Tribune -
Author: the Rev. Cherie Daniel, Freeborn Congregational United
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.