— Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members —
Last week we heard about Eric Liddell. This year there has been a lot of top-level sport to watch. The Euro 2020 was rescheduled to this year, the Tour de France was held at its regular time in July this year and the Olympics are being currently held in Tokyo, also moved from last year. Watching top-level athletes compete is always amazing. Even more so if you watch a sport you yourself take part in: professional marathon runners run the marathon twice as fast as I did! Or consider the cyclists that cycle over 3000 kilometers in the 3 weeks of a cycling grand tour. I would find it hard to do that in a few months let alone 3 weeks!
There are other places where people’s talents are also seen, such as the music played on Sunday In church. My children have recently practised for online music concerts and taken their music exams. It amazes me that they can play tunes when I would barely manage to get out a note!
Whilst watching a programme on TV I was reminded of a poem that I use to read to my children when they were younger. It firstly reminded me of the complexity of writing a good text and secondly of what we wish the next generation to become.