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This afternoon I read what I wrote four years ago after the last summer Olympic games ended.  It’s worth reading “Now that the Olympics are over,” before they begin, to prepare your heart spiritually for temptations that lie ahead in the next two weeks.

A sample:

If I’m going to watch too much TV, it will inevitably be because of a sporting event.  And I admit it.  I watched too much Olympics for the good of my own soul.  The problem was not so much what I watched, but what it kept me from doing.  And primarily it kept me from reading and stimulating my soul’s own hunger for God.  [I make no comment on others’ viewing habits; but for me, the amount I watched distracted me from the best habits for my spiritual heart.]

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