From a Creighton Student's Perspective
April 9, 2011
In today’s readings we are challenged to take a stand for Christ and for the Gospel. After reading the Gospel I asked myself if I would have had the courage to stand up for Jesus, or if I would have shied away at the risk like Nicodemus. I like to think that I would have known what the right thing to do was and would have stood up for Jesus. Realistically I know I would have been timid as Nicodemus was, possibly even more timid than him. I am not the type of person to take large risks and would probably have listened to my head and done nothing.
This is the problem that I, as well as many others, have. I use my head as my voice of reason when I should be listening to God and listening to my heart. When I talk to God I often ask why I have such a hard time listening to him. I think the problem is that my head is so busy thinking that it gets in the way of what God or my heart is trying to say to me. The challenge in this reading is to truly listen to God and to turn away from thinking with our head too much.
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