Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

February 4, 2012

Ryan Oberman

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

1 Kgs 3:4-13
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Mk 6:30-34

“When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them,for they were like sheep without a shepherd;and he began to teach them many things.” –Mark 6:34

Today’s Gospel passage reminds us of our dependence on Jesus and the Word of God. When I see a passage like this with vast amounts of people following Jesus like sheep, as he describes them, it reminds me how I always keep coming back to him. During this time of my life when I’m trying to decide where my life is going and what it is I want to do with it, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed between all of my commitments. However, just like the large crowd, I find myself following Jesus seeking his grace for help and guidance in what I should do. And Jesus always takes pity on me, because he knows how I need his grace. And he is always willing to help me. He always gives me some kind of guidance; even if it is the slightest or smallest things I always find that guidance. It does not always manifest itself in a major way or in an immediate fashion, but he always gives me the help I need. He is our shepherd and we are his sheep, and as a good shepherd he does not abandon his flock.

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