Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

September 22, 2011
by

Savannah Hobbs

Junior, Social Work and Spanish Double Major

Hg 1:1-8
Ps 149: 1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a, and 9b
Lk 9:7-9

“The Lord takes delight in his people.”- Ps 149:4

The Lord is delighted by you.  It does not say “vaguely amused” or “kind of joyful.”  It says delight.  There is so much more strength and sincerity behind the word 'delight'.  This is not some kind of puppy love that ends when we make a mistake or fail to be perfect.  This is not a relationship where we need to put on any mask or face of false perfection.  This is the real, true “love ya til it hurts” kind of love.

“For the Lord LOVES his people…” The responsorial psalm today is joyful and reassuring, but I also look at it as a challenge. He thinks we’re pretty darn neat, and now we have to try and live up to it.  We do not have to wear masks or pretend to be perfect, but we want to be perfect.  We want to love the Lord back.  It is so important to realize how much the Lord loves every person, how much they delight him.  Our journey toward perfection starts with this.  Growth and understanding happen with his love and delight.

He loves you so much.



Let Your Friends Know About This Reflection By Sending Them An E-mail

Go To The ONLINE MINISTRIES Home Page

Collaborative Ministry Office Guestbook