In ancient Greece, the discus throwers received their judging not just on how far they threw the discus, but how they intended to throw the discus.
This is how the judging went: When the participant came forward in the early Olympics, he would hold up the discus, offer it to God and then offer the throw to God. He would offer the avid intent for that particular throw.
I just loved that story when I heard it because I thought of how when we go through our day, we don’t just make movements, and we don’t just speak words. There is an intention with everything we do.
If we –right now –just make a decision, we’re holding up our life for the whole rest of the day as an offering. We’re holding life as an offering unto love. As we hold up this day, we’re holding up ourselves and we’re holding up everything we’re doing as an offering.