"This is a football", the statement that Vince Lombardi coined, was what he said whenever he was handed a new NFL team to coach. His coaching style was to simply drill the basics of blocking and tackling, passing and receiving. His philosophy was simple: if a team executed the basics well, then they won a lot of games. His record was proof in his understanding of the game.

When asked about the basics of the faith, Jesus responded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind." While we have spent the summer considering the brokenness of mankind and faithfulness of God, it is always a good thing to return to the basics.