From a Creighton Student's Perspective
September 19, 2012
Sophomore, Biology Major, Pre-Med
A smile appears on my face every time I read today’s first reading. It was read at my sister’s wedding this past May, and I love to think about its message. Love is something that transcends everything in our lives, and it is the driving force behind everything. Without love, our lives don’t make sense, and they don’t have direction or purpose.
Unconditional love is the purest thing we can do. Children are filled with it because they have not been tainted by the evils of the world, and Jesus encourages us to love like a child. Children love without abandon and without hesitation, and God has a love like this for us.
God is love. He is the creator of love, and he is present in all love. I believe when we unconditionally love someone, that is the closest to God we can get. It’s through a love of other people, and a love of creation, that we find our purpose on earth and we are able to live fulfilling lives. Love finds its way into every crevice of our lives, because we aren’t happy if we aren’t doing what we love. If we invite love in, we invite God in.
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
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