Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

July 6, 2012
by

Veronica Urbik

Sophomore, Biology Major

Amos 8:4-6, 9-12
Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131
Matt 9:9-13

“I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." -Matthew 9:13

I first heard of my favorite songs when I was a sophomore in high school, sitting in the lawn with my best friend at my very first concert.  Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker collaborated on many of their songs, including the song “Follow Me.” This country love song has nothing to do with Jesus, but the Gospel reading from Matthew today made me think of Uncle Kracker crooning the words “follow me and everything is alright…and if you want to leave I can guarantee you won’t find nobody else like me.” Jesus calls Matthew, a sinful tax collector, to come follow him and the righteous Pharisees strongly object. The lyrics to the song match the reading perfectly, because there is no one else like Jesus.

No matter how badly we make a mess of life or mix up our priorities, he is always forgiving and eager to have us follow him once again. I loved this set of readings, as it reminded me to always do my best to follow him despite other things going on in life.



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