Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

March 12, 2011

Anthony Quagliano

Freshman, Biology Major with Pre-Med Focus

Is 58:9b-14
Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Lk 5:27-32

“If you remove from your midst oppression … then light shall rise for you in the darkness.” Isaiah 58

It can be tough for us sometimes to walk away from our oppressions and do what is right.  We tend to continue to follow whatever we want and move through life in that manner.  Sometimes we need to take a step back and reassess everything.  We must step away from our convictions and instead open ourselves to others and God.  If we do this then we allow ourselves to become more well-rounded individuals. 

When we stop our oppressions and treat others around us with respect we can learn much about them, as well as ourselves.  We strengthen ourselves through our interactions with others, but also in our interactions with God.  Never forget this relationship.  Many times we put God and Mass on the backburner in our life, saying, “I’ll focus on it next week; I’m just too busy right now.”  We are all guilty of this.  But we should never let anything come before us and God.  Let us find the time to let God into our hearts and minds so he can build us to be stronger.

The final thing that struck me is the responsibility we have to others.  When we open ourselves up to God we are strengthened through his love.  Along with this strength comes the responsibility to help others.  Whether it is those who are less fortunate or those who have stumbled off the path to God, we are called to help them get back on the path and direct them towards God so they too can feel the love that he is willing to give.

God Bless.

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