Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

November 26, 2011
by

Laura Kent

Sophomore, Nursing Major

“Jesus said to his disciples: 'Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.'” -Luke 21:34-36

The Gospel passage for today is a short reading but yet so powerful. It contains a message that I need to remind myself of everyday. We all probably need that constant reminder that we can not be consumed with all the glamorous aspects of life, whether it’s spending money, drinking, gossiping, etc., but instead we should be asking for God’s strength to help us focus on living our lives and not giving into temptations.

This passage is the perfect reminder of how we should be living our daily lives. It is so easy to get caught up in the craziness of our everyday lives and forget to take time to really focus on what Jesus is really asking of us. There are so many bad distractions that can lead us down the wrong paths and turn us away from the path God has planned for us. I try to challenge myself every morning to pray to God and ask for his help in allowing me to say no to temptations that could bring me further away from him and the life he has planned for me. If I take a little bit of time everyday to acknowledge that I will be facing challenges then it may be easier to feel God’s strength in helping me turn away from these temptations.

We all face temptations everyday. Let us each say a little prayer every morning to ask God to give us the courage and strength we need to say no to these temptations. We all have different temptations that we are faced with and we need God's help in different ways. I will continue to pray that God will fill our lives with his presence and fill us with the courage to do the things he is asking of us.

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