Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

December 2, 2010

Bill Kusek

Junior, Biology Major

Is 26: 1-6
Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
Mt 7:21, 24-27

The readings today are full of talk about structural integrity. From the Gospel: "to act like Jesus is to be a house built on rock." From the Psalm: "take refuge in the Lord." From Isaiah: "the Lord is our strong city." We are lead to reflect on our foundation, the meaning we have instilled in our lives.

What is it that I live for? Do I crave a steady income and a large house? Maybe a nice car in the driveway and a cabin by the lake to go to on the weekends? We are programmed from a young age to live a life that will give us these material things. These things that we are told constitute happiness are grains of sand that will be washed away. What do we do when the stuff gets old and boring?

Or do I want to build my life around the eternal? Love is my rock that will remain sturdy through the storm, love for the broken and downtrodden. I must live to foster peace and justice in our world. Such a life is meaningful. Such a life is secure.

Where have we (personally) built our house? Where have we (as a society) built our city?

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