From a Creighton Student's Perspective
Junior, Health Administration & Policy, Spanish, with a Business
Upon reading today’s Gospel, two lines caught
my attention specifically.
The first is the line says: “He fasted for forty days and
forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.”
It is such a simple sentence on the surface but upon further reflection
it becomes much more. It plainly identifies the fasting and sacrifice
of forty nights. This gives the inspiration to continue our Lenten
journey faithfully following the model of Christ. Additionally,
this phrase reminds us of Christ’s experience in the human
condition. He knows what it feels like to be hungry. He knows of
the bliss that comes with joy and can identify with the pain of
sadness. He’s been there. So the next time we think we are
all alone in our suffering, may we look to Christ’s life on
earth and take comfort that he truly does know what we’re
going through. Also like him, may we look to the Father to receive
the grace to withstand it.
The other line that stuck out to me was: “The Lord, your
God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.”
It is so easy in today’s society to get caught up in the consumerism
and worries of worldly life, and although perhaps not intentionally,
these can become false gods which consume our minds and spirits.
May we keep the Lord’s commandment in mind at all times as
we strive to serve Him and Him alone with all of our heart.
May these two scriptures be a source of grace and meditation during
this Lenten season.
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