With the Commonwealth Games on, I find myself challenged. Challenged with the amount of money spent of our sporting heroes, the money spent on the event, the amount of money we spend on everything and the fact that there are still children starving, people being trafficked and women being treated inhumanly.
Yes we do have sensational athletes in our country. Yes I do get excited when we win gold and I hear our national anthem being played.
But still I am challenged. Where does it stop? As we come into summer, I am tempted to get a spray tan (though I know I won’t), I have a friend offering specials on false eyelashes (that would be lovely). We can get spa treatments with one phone call to book an appointment, but I am challenged. Whenever I think – oh, that would be lovely, I remember the women in Uganda who are missing a nose or lips, the children who will go to bed tonight hungry and the crazy amount of people who are being sold into sex slavery.
I see this as a rise up moment, not a moment to condemn. I don’t see pulling money from our athletes as the answer to the problem. I don’t see eradicating spa treatments as an answer either.
We live in a country of abundance. Surely we have enough to do it all. This is a rise up moment. We can have it all, do it all and be the solution. Balance is the key.
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