From a Creighton Student's Perspective
March 26, 2012
Sophomore, Accounting Major Spanish Minor
I think that in general, people do not truly appreciate the sacrifice Mary made to give up her livelihood for a new one. People looked down on her because she was pregnant outside of wedlock. Joseph too gave up his hopes and dreams in order to accept a new lifestyle with the news of Mary’s pregnancy. But because they both were devoted to their faith, they were able to make it through.
We must not be close-minded, and instead should be open to the call of God. While it can be easy to try and plan our lives, that is not how it is supposed to be done. We are supposed to live our lives according to God’s path and be ready to change if God throws a curve ball in our way.
My all-time favorite poem is by a man named Robert Frost entitled The Road Not Taken. It is a very popular poem, and describes how hard it can be to make choices. But when you make a hard choice that may go against the norm it can really make a big difference. I would highly recommend reading it through this poem today. Let us be mindful that each of us has multiple attributes that make us a special instrument of God to the community of believers in this world.
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