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Nunc Coepi

October 30, 2018

Philip Rivers is a quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers. Recently ESPN ran a piece on something he learned from a Roman Catholic priest.

Rivers wears caps with the words Nunc Coepi on them, and he loves to regularly remind himself and others of that phrase.

Fr. Martin Latiff taught him those words, and says they mean “Now I begin.”

Rivers says, “As a quarterback, it’s play to play. You’re always starting again.” He finds himself using that phrase’s wisdom off the field as well, even telling it to his young children.

Fr. Martin adds that Nunc Coepi is  about “staying in the present moment.”

Christ Jesus used a grammatical form of the word “believe” that underscores the importance of Nunc Ceopi in saying in John 3:16, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that everybody in the process of believing in him wouldn’t die but have eternal life.” Don’t miss this: “…everybody in the process of believing in him.”

Time to renew some elements of your faith today? Time for some Nunc Coepi?

You and me both.

So thank you to Fr. Martin and Philip Rivers and most of all Christ Jesus: time to apply some Nunc Coepi right now.

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