Jesuit Catholic University
in Omaha, Nebraska, since 1878
Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
January 27th, 2013
Bio | Email: SavannahHobbs@creighton.edu
“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ”
I am a librarian. I check in books, help people find things, and clean dusty shelves. I function with other workers to create one (awesome) library experience. My role is pretty clear and well-defined. Today, after hearing the readings at Mass, I found myself wondering, what body part am I in the body of Christ? What is my role with regards to other body parts and other members? How do I serve the entire body with my actions? Do I have a specific role or part that I contribute to the body? Am I an ear? Am I a fingernail?
Just as shelving books helps the library as a whole, so too do my individual actions affect the entire body of Christ. This is quite the responsibility. If I fail to check a book in before shelving it, the library patron is charged a fine. If I fail to live a life filled with Christ, the entire body of Christ suffers. Thus, I need to know my role in the Body of Christ and trust in God to help me fulfill it.
Let us pray today to fill our roles with Christ, and not through our own power. Let us pray for one another as none of us are individuals separate of the body.
You are beautiful and loved.
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