From a Creighton Student's Perspective
February 4, 2011
Freshman, Biology Major with Pre-Med Focus
It is very easy for us to lose sight of our purpose here on earth. We tend to become distracted by material goods or trying to become better at something than the person next to us. We live our lives in constant competition to see who can come out on top. In the end however, we all lose. This is because we lose sight of God’s purpose for us. He gave us the gift of life on earth so that we may be able to live in his name. He says that we should not be focused on material possessions but instead on the love and respect we should share with each other. The reading says “do not neglect hospitality, for through it some unknowingly have entertained angels”. This means that we should share all we have with our brothers and sisters on this earth because we are all created in God’s name.
This concept can be very hard to follow through with though. We may interact with someone that we may not be able to get along with very well or we just genuinely do not like. God still calls us to be respectful towards these beings. If we do not respect the individual, then in a way we are disrespecting God since everyone is made in his name. Let us not judge people and treat them poorly, but instead give them a chance and treat them with the respect that God intended.
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