Spiritual perspective on the World Cup

This article was written for the June 2014 French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Nothing comes closer to being a universal game than Association Football (soccer, in the United States). As a result, no other sports event this year is likely to command quite so much attention across the globe as the International Football Federation’s quadrennial World Cup tournament, to be held in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014.

Skeptics point out that such gatherings all too often bring out the worst in players and spectators, and that the financial burdens loom large, especially for host nations. The organizers might recoup their mind-boggling investment across several years of planning, preparation, and stadium building, but is it worth it? Also, who needs the tension posed by security risks?

One God unifies and heals
June 9, 2014

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