Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 17, 2012
by

Kellen O'Neill

Sophomore, Biology Major, Business Minor, Pre-Med

Acts 1:1-11
Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Eph 1:17-23
Mt 28:16-20

“The one who descended is also the one who ascended” – Ephesians 4:10

Jesus gives the most beautiful, perfect example of how humbling and lowering oneself before others to serve and love them ultimately raises one up. When Jesus took on human flesh, he greatly humbled himself, so that he could serve and show his love for the world. Ironically, in doing this he ultimately was raised up by the Father when he resurrected from the dead and ascended into Heaven after facing the punishment that the Romans reserved for the lowliest people in society, death on a cross.

We are called to follow Christ’s example and humble ourselves before others because this is the best way to love one another. In such a competitive society, it can be very difficult to see the value in this because we are constantly being told to strive for the top when we really should be striving to serve God’s people in the best way that we can. When people make others feel as if they are above them or better than them in some way, it goes directly against God’s call for us to love one another. We may never get credit for our service to others in this world when we humble ourselves as Christ did, but that is not our ultimate goal. Our ultimate goal is to be with the one in Heaven who showed us what true love is recognized us carrying out this love.



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