Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 18, 2011
by

Christy Marchiando

Freshman, Chemistry Major, Pre-Pharmacy

2 Cor 12:1-10
Ps 34:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Mt 6:24-34

“Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.” –Matthew 6:34

In today’s Gospel, we find Jesus speaking words of wisdom to his disciples. He encourages them, and us, to not get caught up in the clothes that we are wearing, the food that we are eating, or even the place in which we are living. What matters most is the fact that God will provide us with what we need. He is the one that will satisfy our hunger when it is time; he is the one that will provide us with our clothes. Jesus is telling us to not focus on the little things, but rather focus on life as a whole. God is in our life and we need to grasp the idea that he is always there to satiate our thirst.

Today’s readings really helped me to look at my life as a whole and focus on the gifts that God has provided me with: My healthy family and friends, the warm beautiful weather, and for all of the little things in life that mean a lot to me.

So, today, a nice (hopefully warm) day for all of us, we should focus on the gifts that God has already given us and realize that he will always be with us every step of the way. Realize that God, whether we are aware of it or not, is providing us with the little things in life that make each day unique to us. Because each day is a unique gift of God’s grace, we must cherish his gifts as they last. Jesus said: “do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself” (Mt 6:34). This simply-stated idea should be with us every morning when we wake up. When we think ahead, we are distancing ourselves from the present and the gifts that God has provided for us this day. Whether that is rain or sunshine, family or friends, let us be appreciative for his gifts and remember to remain present in every aspect of our days.


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