Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
February 4th, 2013
Bio | Email: ScottQuinn@creighton.edu
The Responsorial Psalm gives us a beautiful message today. When is the last time this week that you have really felt comfort? Felt calm, relaxed… at peace?
I know, for me at least, this does not come nearly as frequently as I would like. Of course, there are the global concerns: government policies, a constantly fluxing economy, the environment, etc. But there are also many personal ones; for me, having graduated from undergrad less than a few months ago - what am I going to be able to do for a full-time job, what do I want to make of my life, when do I want to have a family, how am I being called to make a difference in the world, how do I continue to keep in touch with people I will no longer see… the list of things I could be worried about is endless.
Yet, the Psalm tells us to have hope and take comfort. Sometimes it can be difficult to have hope. I know often times in my life I find myself adopting the slogan, “If you want something right, do it yourself!” As a somewhat stubborn, type A, perfectionist type individual, I find it extremely difficult to trust that others will do the job “right.” (Trust and hope, in this situation at least, I think are interchangeable.) However, when it comes to God… I know there is no reason to worry whether or not it will be done correctly.
Hence, for me, this has been a very comforting thing indeed… it provides the much needed opportunity and reminder that I am not in this world alone, and the importance to trust in God, for my spiritual as well as my physical health!
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