From a Creighton Student's Perspective
January 20th, 2008
In today's gospel, John the Baptist and his friends
see Jesus walking toward them. John the Baptist is excited by Jesus'
presence; he wants to see Jesus. If I saw Jesus walking toward me,
I am not sure if I would have the same reaction. I might feel more
inclined to hide out of embarrassment. I know I do not always do
the will of God. God has a plan for each of our lives, a plan that
seems difficult, and one I realize I do not always carry out perfectly.
St. Joan of Arc was tried and executed by fire as a heretic, but because she did everything for God she said, "I fear nothing, for God is with me!" St. Lawrence demonstrated similar strength as he was tortured over a hot grill saying, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side." With God, nothing is too painful, too difficult, or too tragic to endure. We should not be too quick to hide from Jesus, but like John the Baptist eager to see Him for we are "made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength!"
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