"It is good once and a while actually to see faith in action, not just to hear what it should be like, but see how it just happens in the midst of someone’s life, in the story of a human being. Only here does faith become, for everyone, not just a children’s game, but rather something highly dangerous, even terrifying. Here a person is treated without considerations or conditions or allowances; he has to bow to what is being asked, or he will be broken. This is why the image of a person of faith is so often that of someone who is not beautiful in human terms, not a harmonious picture, but rather someone who has been torn to shreds. The picture of someone who has learned to have faith has the peculiar quality of always pointing away from the person’s own self, toward the One in whose power, in whose captivity and bondage he or she is."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Gideon, February 26th, 1933
"As her loyal sons are marching onward to victory!"
19 first years players combined to defeat Michigan 31-0 in South Bend Saturday night.
Everett Golson continued to prove his standing as a game and team changing QB with 3 TD passes and 0 interceptions. So far Golson has thrown 5 TDs, with O interceptions, and rushed for 3. The Irish are also 10/10 in the redzone this year with 8 TDs, and 2 FGS.
The Irish defense continued to look stout giving up only 17 points in two games. Further, the Notre Dame squad has outscored opponents 79-17 this year as they prepare for the Shamrock Series games against Purdue.
You Can’t Go To Church
Something that has particularly bothered me of late is the whole idea, or statement of “going to church” “our church” “looking for a new church” is this, all of those statements are false. Jesus Christ is the Church as Bonhoeffer said, the Church is a body of people that compose Jesus himself. He is present when the Church acts, and gives due credit to revelation. If you are looking to go to church, speaking of your church, or looking for a new church you will be continually misguided. There is one Church as there is One Lord, Jesus Christ. The dead risen, the incarnate, the redeemer, the Son. The Church is the action of Jesus in the presence. Our salvation is not to go to church, we are liberated to continue the miracle of the incarnation, to show that God is for us, and with us.