Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 20, 2011

Eric Lomas

1st Year Dental Student

Is 50:4-9a
Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34
Mt 26:14-25

“Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.”-Isaiah 50:4-5

These words from Isaiah are a timely reminder to be true to ourselves during this Lenten season, always yearning to reform ourselves in Christ’s image, never giving up on God and his saving grace.  No matter what obstacles we face, we cannot forget to create a moment of calm in order to check with Christ, our compass.  He was betrayed by one friend and abandoned by others.  It is difficult to imagine a deeper pain.   Yet, he never lashed out, never condemned them for their failure. 

As difficult as it is, we must strive to be the same.  It starts with staying true to oneself, holding firm to the one deeply fundamental belief that we hold dear.  Namely, that love can overpower the pains of the world, those we face personally and those we share. 

Christ is the living testimonial to the power of love.  May God grant us the grace to be like his son, able to “give and not count the cost, fight and not heed the wounds, toil and not seek for rest, labor without asking for reward, save that of knowing that we do his will.” (from the Ignatian prayer for generosity)

“Do not look for Jesus away from yourselves.  He is not out there; He is in you.  Keep your lamp burning, and you will recognize Him.” – Mother Teresa   

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