Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 26, 2012

Asia Drews

Senior, Theology Major, Health Administration and Policy Minor

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31
Ps 11:4, 5 and 7
Jn 21:20-25

"The just will gaze on your face, O Lord."-Psalms 11:7b

These two passage presented to us from Acts and the Gospel of John brought one word to mind as I read them and reflected upon the Responsorial Psalm: injustice. Paul represented the Kingdom of God and wore the chains of Israel, and Jesus is asked about the one who will betray him. When proclaiming their faith and fighting for justice, they encounter betrayals, opposition, and suffering. This provokes the question, 'how far will I go and far will you go to fight against injustices and what you think is right?' This is a question that is constantly on the back of my mind in every decision that I make. That is why I think experiencing and being a witness to the injustices that surround us, whether they are homelessness, poverty, or hunger is important and pivotal to working towards justice. Looking towards these passages as models of what it means to encounter opposition, but still remaining strong in our mission is a step in the right direction.

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