Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

February 10, 2012

Veronica Urbik

Sophomore, Biology Major

1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19
Ps 81:10-11ab, 12-13, 14-15
Mk 7:31-37

"He has done all things well.
He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." -Mark 7:37

Every night before I go to bed, I sit down with a giant Post-It note and make a to-do list for the following day. Then, I run around crazily all day trying to check off each and every box. Sometimes, I look at my list at the end of the day and realize that I accomplished next to nothing… this usually makes me feel defeated, inefficient, and just not good enough.

Today’s story from the Gospel of Mark really puts things into perspective. With just the touch of his hand, Jesus cures a man of his deafness and speech impediment and gives him a whole new life. Although Jesus may not be physically laying his hands on me to heal me of my limitations (which are nothing in comparison to a disability such as deafness), the story reminds us of how much of an impact Christ can have on our lives. We may not even realize the tiny blessings that he sends us each day or the little miracles that he works in our lives. Maybe it’s as simple as a sweet note from a friend, an unexpected A on a quiz, or a sunny day in the middle of winter: just little things that he sends us to get through hardships. Reflecting on the passage helped me to remember to keep on trusting God with the faith that he will answer my prayers and never burden me with a weakness or limitation that I cannot handle- including accomplishing those never ending-impossible-terrible lists!

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