Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

January 30, 2012

Kelsea Worcester

Sophomore, Economics and Finance Major,
Communications Minor

2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13
Ps 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Mk 5:1-20

"When I lie down in sleep,
I wake again, for the LORD sustains me." -Psalms 3:6

Yesterday, I had Accounting homework to complete, and Theology was calling my name.  I really needed to begin working on a paper for a leadership organization I am involved in and also needed to fit in the weekly call to the family.  On top of this, I had made plans to grab lunch with a friend and had 3 meetings to attend. Oh, yeah. And I needed to get to Mass, which I slipped in at 9pm.

After such a hectic day, the passage from Psalms today seemed to call me out. Sure, everything I did yesterday was productive, and they were all good things to do, but it amazes me how little of it was for God.  When it is Christ who sustains us, the Lord who makes it possible for us to continue our lives on each new, beautiful morning, how is it that we so easily go about our day without giving praise to our Maker?  How is it that it is so easy to push his purpose for us to the back of our minds as we focus solely on our own?

Nothing I did yesterday was done with poor intent; I studied to get the grades I need to get into grad school, I was faithful to my responsibilities by attending the meetings, and I got to chat with my family and a friend I rarely see. Yet nothing I did was done with the purpose of serving the Lord; nothing I did helped others to come to know him. I didn’t live for him yesterday.

Yet, in his infinite mercy and love, he gave me another day to have the opportunity to do just that.

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