From a Creighton Student's Perspective
January 31, 2011
Mary Clare Lally
Freshman, Accounting and Theology Double Major
Today’s Responsorial Psalm could not be truer. The faithful need not fear. The first reading, taken from Paul’s letter to the Hebrews, speaks of people who have gone through hardships: “Yet all these, though approved because of their faith, did not receive what had been promised. God had foreseen something better for us.” This quote was unique to me because I firmly believe that God has a hand in everything. God will work it out the way it is meant to be. If I am going through something hard, I stick it out because I know God has a plan for my life. I know he has wonderful things in store for me.
One must not fear “the terrors of the night or the arrow that flies by day” (Psalm 91:5). I do not fear death, or Satan and his empty promises. I have already rejected those and I do not fear them because I know God is more powerful and God will come through for me in the end. In the Gospel today, Jesus cured a man of the demons within him. I believe God’s power to be more powerful than that of Satan, and I believe God will pull through for us, no matter how difficult or nerve-racking life may seem.
Here at Creighton, about half of the women in the freshman class, including myself, experienced formal sorority recruitment this past week. We were all very nervous and excited, as Greek Life is a lively part of many college students’ experience. As the process got down to the wire, some of us were pleased with the results, some were surprised, and some were hurt. The process was completely new to me, and I did not have any idea what to expect. Throughout the process, I was unsure of which organization to rank first or which one I could see myself loving for the rest of my college years.
So I prayed about it. I asked God for patience in letting his plan for me to find my sisters play out the way it is meant to. It was a grueling five days, full of deep questions and pro/con analysis of each of the Greek organizations. When I received a bid from my sorority I could not have been more confident in the fact that God had taken care of me throughout recruitment. Last week I took comfort in God’s plan for the outcome of my formal recruitment experience, and I was accepted into a wonderful organization. My sorority has many opportunities to serve God. I am delighted to do his will through this organization.
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