Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

January 5, 2011

Laura Kent

Freshman, Nursing Major

1 Jn 4:11-18
Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13
Mk 6:45-52

“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in Him. In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgement because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.” (1 John 4: 16-18)

I know that I, personally, need to be reminded to love everyone around me; even those who have hurt me. I believe that God is in each of us, so that means each and every one of us deserves, and should receive, only love from one another. I believe that a life worth living is one being lived for others and for God. If we love each other like God has told us to, then there would be no hate and no war. My teacher in high school told me that if we live a life of love then we will experience joy, and real joy is putting Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last. If we love as God has told us to then we will be putting Him and others in front of ourselves and we will truly be happy. Love is the greatest commandment that God gave us.

I know there have been many times in my life that love is the last emotion I thought I could feel for someone who has hurt me, but I know that if we really allow God to come into our hearts, then He will give us the strength to love those who hurt us. If we love all those we meet then our lives will be so joyful, and we will be pleasing God.

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