Chariots of Fire
At the Paris Olympics over forty years ago, when an Edinburgh student, Eric Liddell, was chosen to run in the 100 metres, he withdrew because he refused to run in the heats on a Sunday. He switched to the 400 metres, somehow scraped through to the final and won the Gold Medal. Some of the very pressmen who had slanged him for his narrow-minded religious scruples said that he had ran "like a man inspired" and asked how he managed it. He opened his hand and showed a sweaty screw of paper he had been clutching all through the race and said, "Somebody thrust that into my hand just before the start." On it was written a text:"Him that honoureth me I will honour."