Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 4, 2012
by

Jake Kruse

Sophomore, Business Major, Pre-Physical Therapy

2 Pet 1:2-7
Ps 91:1-2, 14-15b, 15c-16
Mark 12:1-12

"Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire."- 2 Peter 1:4

Don’t give in to evil temptations.

We all have a tendency to slip into moments where we are tempted by evil desire.  We escape this evil corruption by living a life through the attributes outlined in today’s reading.  God’s grace is given to us because we all have the ability to live a life without evil in it. 

Our faith should be in conjunction with virtue, which demonstrates a good moral being.  Challenge one’s own self to be the best person one can be in all aspects of life.  Virtue will lead to knowledge, where one learns the difference between virtue and vice.  The difference being one merely learns what is right and what is wrong.  Knowledge will lead to self-control and the decision to do what one feels is right will be a demonstration of self-control and a good indication of a well-formed conscience.  Self-control will lead to endurance.  Endurance means that one will be tested one’s entire life and the ability to illustrate good self-control is a long race.  Have the strength to overcome the evil desires throughout life.  Endurance will lead to devotion, which shows strong character.  Devotion will lead to mutual affection to create positive relationships that are beneficial in every aspect of life.  And finally, mutual affection will lead to love which is what God shows us every day when he gives us his grace and affection.  We are asked to try our best to reciprocate that grace and affection in our own lives.

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