In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
In a race all the runners run, but only one wins. As much as we Canadians used to say that just going to the Olympics is an honour, that participation is its own reward, that we should be proud of our Olympians who get 4th or 10th or 20th, everyone loves a winner. Now that Canadians are riding high in the medal count at the Winter Olympics anything but gold is disappointing. We love winners. No one wants to be last. After all, no one remembers you if not first. Run to win.