Earlier this year, a Monitor editorial commended the International Olympic Committee for its efforts to curb “the corrupting influence of sports betting worldwide,” noting that issues such as cheating and sports fixing “have hit several professional sports in recent years” (see editorial on facing page). What can we do about influences that might tempt us away from acting in good faith, on the playing field or elsewhere? I’ve found this statement to be a helpful guide for thinking and acting: “Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” ( I Corinthians 10:31 ).
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