Olympic dreams for peace

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung calls the Olympics a “mustard seed” moment in our global community.

BISHOP HEE-SOO JUNG
Wisconsin Conference

“He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there”, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’ Matthew 17:20

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ taught us that small things can bring about incredible, miraculous change. From the smallest catalyst, a new reality may emerge. I ask you to pray and hope with me that the recent decision for North and South Korea to field a joint women’s ice hockey team, and march under a pro-unification flag at the Winter Olympics, will result in a fundamental change in the tensions between the two countries.

The vision for a “peace games” is nothing short of a miracle. Where politics, governments, corporations, religious entities, and media outlets have failed, competitive sports may offer us a way forward. To celebrate the achievements of athletes, we can find a common ground to meet and make peace. What an amazing opportunity.

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