From a Creighton Student's Perspective
September 12, 2012
Junior, Theology and Social Work Double Major, Spanish Minor
Frustrated, I turned to 1 Corinthians and read today’s reading in context. I realized at the time Paul was writing he understood that Jesus would soon be returning to earth. With that kind of mindset, it really did make sense for him to discourage early Christians from making massive changes in their life (such as marrying someone) in order to prepare more fully for Christ’s coming. But I was still left with the questions… “Well, what about today when we’re still waiting for Jesus to come? How on earth is this message to ‘remain’ in my current state of life relevant to me now in this fast-paced world of change?”
I realized God’s underlying message to me and to us all is simply to serve him right where we are. There is no need to worry about the future, about where we may go, or the decisions we may have to make. Paul explains, “it is a good thing for a person to remain as he is,” to serve the Lord as we are called now, in this moment—not looking to who we might be in a few months or years, or after we do this, that, or the other thing.
Now the only question that remains is 'how am I choosing to serve the Lord as I am today?'
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