Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 4, 2011

Bill Kusek

Junior, Biology Major

Is 65:17-21
Ps 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b
Jn 4:43-54

“The things of the past shall not be remembered.” - Isaiah 65:17

We are reminded of God’s recurring forgiveness. Even though we have done nothing to deserve it, we are promised a brand new Jerusalem, a dazzling city overflowing with joy.

“His anger lasts but a moment / a lifetime his goodwill”- Psalm 30:6

At first Jesus almost sounds annoyed at the request by the royal official to heal his sick son. All the people want from him are miracles. But even so, Jesus has pity on them; he can’t even pretend not to adore the hopeful father. After but a moment, he says a word and brings life to the son.

I recently had the privilege of hearing Fr. Greg Boyle (author of Tattoos on the Heart) speak in a small group setting. When speaking about the gang members and former inmates he works with, he emphasized how even a person’s history of violence is not enough to escape the power of God: “This is a God who is too busy loving you to be disappointed.”

The only thing keeping God’s love from us is us. We must be like the royal official, persistent and hopeful. God can’t help but love us.

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