How do we get the most out of life? God calls us to live life in all its fullness. Being a student is a great time to really respond deeply to this call. But before you launch yourself into 100 different activities, here are a few questions to think about…
Bonhoeffer writes that “Faith is only real when there is obedience, never without it, and faith only becomes faith in the act of obedience”. For Bonhoeffer, faith and obedience are inextricably intertwined. When Jesus first calls his disciples he doesn’t ask ‘Do you believe in me?’ Instead, he calls them to follow him.
Your first week at university will be a whirlwind of activity – there are people to meet, places to find your way around, and new experiences to be had. It’s totally normal to be nervous! We asked some students to share their experiences of arriving at university, and some tips to see you through those first few weeks.
The gospel of Jesus is a communal gospel- a wonderful message of hope and transformation, not only for persons, but for people. You have now not only a divine relationship with God, but a divine relationship with your brothers and sisters around the world. The gospel not only transforms your heart, but transforms the community around you.