Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 28, 2011

Cortny Novacek

Freshman, Mathematics and Secondary Education Double Major

Acts 3:11-26
Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9
Lk 24:35-48

"'Peace be with you,' But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost." -Luke 24: 36b-37

The disciples in today's Gospel are frightened and scared, and who can blame them? They witnessed Jesus' passion and death in the most gruesome way possible. They followed Christ on his public mission and spent so much time with him, only to see him killed for all the good he had done. Jesus had to reassure them that he in fact did rise from the dead and that he was flesh and blood before them. He ate fish with them and then their eyes were opened and they realized that he was truly present. How many times have we be startled or frightened like the disciples were? Where did we run for comfort? Did we seek peace in material things or did we turn to Christ? Jesus showed us his unending love for us. We should turn to him in all our times of struggle or worry. Jesus will give us the same peace and understanding he gave his disciples over two thousand years ago, if we just ask him.

The school year is coming to an end at Creighton and in just a few days summer will be upon us. With final exams knocking on our door, let us make sure to take time to ask God for peace. It's a busy time of year and it's easy to get caught up in the craziness of everything. Let us each try to take time, if only just a few minutes, to thank God for everything we have been given and to ask him for his comfort. He will settle our uneasiness and fill us with an abundance of his love, joy and peace!

Have a very Blessed Easter!!!

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