Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
January 28th, 2013
Bio | Email: MaryLally@creighton.edu
I could not read the paragraph of today's first reading without thinking about New Year's Resolutions. This month, many people notoriously resolve to let go of grudges, improve personal fitness, eat a greater variety of healthy foods, drink more water, exercise more affability toward their co-workers, smile more times a day, and make more time for family. Some of these resolutions are held throughout the year. Others will end before they even begin. Resolutions usually require significant lifestyle changes, and are therefore in need of time, effort, and willingness to get back up when one falls.
This passage from today's gospel reminds me of one of my own resolutions:
"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand." (Mark 3:24)
I resolve to be more involved with my faith community and to work on my interpersonal relationships, for a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. I hope this is a resolution I am able to sustain and improve upon throughout the year.
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