Daily Reflection
of Creighton University's Online Ministries
June 1st, 2011
Elizabeth Furlong

School of Nursing
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Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Easter
[293] Acts 17:15, 22-18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
John 16:12-15

God is “...who gives to everyone life and breath and everything.” 

For the 18 of us Returned Peace Corps Volunteers coming together for our first ever 45th Reunion of our India 29 Group, I reflect on my 45 years of life since then.  I reflect on being a young adult woman in 1966 and having more of the grandeur of God's creation shown me as I experienced creation a half of a globe away.  I had the opportunity to fly from Omaha to San Francisco via Las Vegas.  I was humbled with the grandeur of the land topography as seen from the aerial view—the plains of Nebraska rolling into the mountains of Colorado followed by the deeply cut circuitous canyons as we continued west.  I vividly remember the aerial view as the plane descended to New Delhi in 1966; I was so eager to get my first look, knowledge and understanding of India's  topography, what villages looked like, etc.

I reflect on God ...“ who gives to everyone life and breath and everything.”  The Peace Corps service was a transformative life experience as I critically addressed my ethnocentrism.

For me, it is a time of gratitude for  “The God who made the world and all that is in it.”

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