From a Creighton Student's Perspective
September 9, 2011
Sophomore, Nursing Major
In this Gospel passage Jesus constantly comes back to the idea of being able to see clearly. This makes me think that we need to open our hearts to see clearly what Jesus is asking of us today. We need to remove the wooden beam from our eyes to allow us to look at ourselves through God's eyes. We need to see how we are treating ourselves, how we are being good Christian examples and how we can continue to strengthen our relationships with God. Let us challenge ourselves to, instead of asking what we can do for others today, look at ourselves, and ask God how he can help us improve on one aspect of our lives that may be causing us to be blind or see unclearly. The challenge I have for myself is to take the beams out of my eyes that cause me to see myself in a negative way. I am very hard on myself and I set unrealistic goals which causes me to sometimes get very angry with myself and God. I need to ask God for the strength to look at myself not through my eyes but through his eyes and understand that he has a plan and that I need to trust him. I cannot get upset when things do not go the way I planned.
My prayer today is for all of us, that we take the beams out of our own eyes so that we can see which aspects of our lives need focus and attention and that we may grow stronger in our relationships with God. I think once we can find peace with ourselves and God and live our lives the way God wants us to, then we can more fully help those around us like God is calling us to do.
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