Daily Reflection
November 7th, 2002
 Marcia Cusic
Medical School Chaplain
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Philippians 3:3-8
Psalm 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Luke 15:1-10

Today’s readings have created more questions than answers for me!  The readings make me wonder if my faith in God might be stronger had I been like Paul, who came to a new and more complete relationship with God later in his life, through the risen Jesus.    If I had been introduced to the life of Jesus later in my life I wonder if I would be more open in proclaiming, that all the blessings I’ve received are truly gifts from God.  I wonder, because of all the blessings I have received, if I might also be too righteous.  Learning about Jesus in my youth and continuing to learn from his examples I have had an opportunity to have Jesus in my life from the get go!   I do wonder where I am in my search for the Lord.  Am I active enough?  How do I proceed with this more intensive search?

The readings also make me think about my own personal sin.  What is sin for me?  Do I know when I am entering into a sinful situation?  When I have been sinful do I truly repent and if so, have I identified the joy that repentance has brought to my life?

 Today’s readings have left me with more questions than answers…  “Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord”. 

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