Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 9, 2011

Savannah Hobbs

Sophomore, Social Work Major,
Spanish and Biblical Studies Minor

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11
Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Jn 17:20-26

“Father, they are your gift to me.  I wish that where I am they also may be with me…” -John 17:24

The words in today’s Gospel really wake up my heart because we get to be part of Jesus’ prayer to the Father.  The prayer of Jesus is so tender and so intimate (and he prays about us!).  His words are vulnerable and loving as he expresses how much he treasures us as gifts and wishes to be always near us.  It is absolutely exhilarating to be cherished like this and to have our company longed for!

So often do I run about my day without once thinking about Jesus as the love of my life.  It doesn’t matter if I am married, single, or dating someone.  If the love of my life is completely and totally Jesus, I am able to reflect this ultimate love onto others.  God has blessed us so much!  If I give my heart totally to him, my relationships with others only grow stronger and more beautiful.  He is Love.

God wants us to be with him.  “I wish that where I am they also may be with me…”  He wants us to visit him in the Blessed Sacrament, to tell him jokes and the highlights of our day, and he wants to unite with us in the Eucharist.  Every moment of our lives can be lived with Christ.  If I’m working too hard, if I’m exhausted and cranky, or if I’m excited and ready to live fully, Christ wants to know and wants to be part of it. 

Nothing is too trivial for God.  He loves us that much!  He wants to share in the chewing of my favorite flavor of gum, in the sight of my favorite flower, and in the smile of a total stranger.  He wants to be part of the hurts and pains, joys and excitements of my life. 

Today I pray for the strength to offer up even the tiniest instances of my day to God.  I also pray for the ability to love God as well as I can with a grateful heart.

You are beautiful and loved so much.

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