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United Methodist Church, Karnes City-Kenedy: Olympic Christians
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The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius," which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". The five interlocking rings represent the five continents brought together by the Olympic Movement, or the five main regions: Africa, the Americas (North and South America are combined), Asia, Europe and Oceania.

As an Olympic Christian one might think of the rings as:

The ring of justice. Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai and Elijah declared the prophecies that spelled out what champions of justice look like. Those who treat God and each other with honor shine as spiritual leaders.

The ring of mercy. Compassion lies at the root of Jesus' parables and healing moments. Showing mercy dominates both the Hebrew and Greek scriptures and stands as the hallmark of spiritual giants.

The ring of faithfulness. Olympic Christians know how to persevere with hope in spite of the prevailing evidence that all is hopeless.

The ring of truth. The foundation of relationships crumbles without honesty and integrity.

The ring of love. Without love, the other rings collapse in a heap of mangled, tangled confusion. Love for one another is the mark of the Christian.

The marks of a salty, light bearing disciple are justice, mercy, faithfulness, truth and love. Be an Olympian, be salt and light right where you are.

United Methodist Church, Karnes City-Kenedy web site is karnescityumc.org. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 201 N. Esplanade in Karnes City. Shalom.
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