Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

February 17, 2012

Bill Kusek

Senior, Biology Major, Spanish Minor

Jas 2:14-24, 26
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Mk 8:34; 9:1

Jesus today says, “I tell you, there are some here who will not die until they have seen the Kingdom of God come with power.” Since you are alive and reading this, Jesus obviously did not mean that the world would literally end in the lifetimes of those present when he spoke. So what did he mean by what he said? How can we see the Kingdom of God in power?

If some of the people listening to Jesus saw the Kingdom come while alive, who do I know that has experienced this as well? When I think of the people I most admire, I realize that it is because they seem to know who they are. Not only are they not pretending they are someone they aren't by putting up a front, but they do not hide the weak points in their lives (they carry their crosses, if you will). They live, joyfully, in the reality that is themselves. I do not admire them because they have no flaws or because they know everything, but because they exist in the most beautiful way they can, flaws and all.

We are Christ incarnate in the world. When we are our truest self, we are Christ. Jesus calls us not to be ashamed of him. We must not be ashamed of who we are. Who we are is the Kingdom come in power.

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