Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

January 4, 2011

Joe Chen

Senior, Psychology Major, Biology Minor

1 Jn 4:7-10
Ps 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
Mk 6:34-44

As I read through these passages, I can’t help but see that there is an overarching theme present in all these verses: love. It is the bond that allows us to interact with each other, whether in school, at home, or among friends. It is also this sacred connection that allows us to be intimate and to understand this omnipotent, omni-benevolent being we call God. And in the same way, just as God wants to continuously remind us that we are truly and uniquely loved by Him, we must also practice this same value with each other.

We are not measured by how much we do for one another, but by God’s grace. So today, let us practice the same love we are given by God with our brothers and sisters (1 John 4:7-10). Whether it is saying 'hi' to an old friend, getting to know your professor, or meeting a random student that you see sitting by him or herself at lunch, let people know that they are loved. And just as the twelve disciples and Jesus fed over five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, let us practice giving to those in need, spiritually or emotionally. Remember, we may be imperfect and flawed, but in every moment we will always be truly loved by the One who knows all things.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts on these verses with you today. May peace be with you.

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