Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

February 27, 2012

Katie Kastl

Senior, Theology and Secondary Education Double Major

Lv 19:1-2, 11-18
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Mt 25:31-46

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." -Matthew 25:40

What is it that enables us to have eternal life? What is the thing that will enable us to live forever in the Kingdom of God? For Jesus, it is pretty simple. Treat every single person you meet at if they were Jesus Christ. Whatever you do for God’ s people, you do for God.

This is something easy to say. In fact, most of us can say this verse from memory without really even thinking about it. Yet, it is difficult to see Christ in every single person. Where is Christ in a man who murders his two little boys in a fire? Where is Christ in an employer who consciously underpays employees in order to make more money for him or herself? Where is God in the person who cuts you off in traffic or who bullies you? Where is God in the person who treats you as an object rather than with the dignity you deserve?

As hard as it is to believe, God is in every single one of these people. Genesis tells us that we are created in the image and likeness of God. Jesus takes this one step further and tells us that not only are we created in the image of God, but we must treat each other as the image we are. God loves each one of us deeply, personally, and passionately. So too, are we to treat the world around us.

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