What’s Your Record for Passing Touchdowns?

Posted: August 20, 2013 in World On The Edge

In our house, there are some hard-core football fans. My team is Alabama—Roll Tide!

My husband’s is Notre Dame—Go Irish!

Because I must play fair, and will be talking about Notre Dame,
I will first submit this picture of the talented AJ McCarron,  as a record-setter for TD passes.Vanderbilt v Alabama

Now that I’ve shown my allegiance, I go on to Notre Dame–a wonderful and legendary school.

Because my husband is such a fan, we’ve been to quite a few games at Notre Dame where the “Touchdown Jesus” mural is visible above the stadium walls.

The mural is actually called, “The Word of Life Mural.” The figure of Christ, with arms raised, has become known as the “touch-down” gesture. The mural was created for the exterior of the Hesburgh Library at The University of Notre Dame in 1964.

It shows the continuous process of one generation passing its gifts to the next, with Christ centered as the great teacher, and as goodness itself.

Touchdown jesus mural_touchdown_jesus

“The Word of Life” mural is a representation of a passage from the Bible

in the Book of John1: 1-5.

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him,
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.

The light that shines in the dark is Goodness. Goodness comes from God.

And in the game of life on Earth, we– you and I—are its receivers.

Through The Holy Spirit, goodness has been passed into our hands. We are literally asked to be the hands of Jesus Christ on Earth.

That’s a huge legacy.

Of course, we don’t have to catch it.

But let’s do.

Let’s be vigilant about catching the goodness that God has passed to us.  Let’s go virile with it.

Let’s run with the ball. Don’t fumble it. Don’t drop it. And when the right time comes to throw it, let’s make our play one that’s good enough for a touchdown.

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