From a Creighton Student's Perspective
September 13, 2012
Sophomore, Nursing Major
Forgiveness is never easy. Loving our enemies and those who hurt us is never easy. But Jesus usually does not ask us to do the easy thing; he asks us to do whatever brings about the most love. A way to show love for others is through service. Another quote from the book that I liked was, “I think true charity is very rare. And it can appear in the least likely people." Jesus talks about how it is easier to love someone who already loves us, but what is rare is loving someone who has hurt us. This kind of service is hard to come by today. Our challenge is to be one of those rare people, one of those people who are able to give so much love and forgiveness even if it means not receiving anything in return. That is what Jesus is calling us all to do.
My challenge for myself, and you are welcome to join, is to take time to pray for someone who I am having a hard time forgiving or loving. I am going to try my best to go out of my way to show love to this person, for, just as Fr. Jerome Cummings said, “Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words." I pray that we are servants to all of God’s people and show love and kindness to everyone we meet.
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