Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 2, 2012

Christy Marchiando

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

Is 42:1-7
Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14
Jn 12:1-11

"He shall bring forth justice to the nations,
Not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street." -Isaiah 42:1-2

The first reading illustrates Jesus as committed to justice. He is different from a lot of people in that he is not looking for fame or compliments, rather he is just looking to make sure that everyone is living in a just world. Today, many people who are committed to justice are looking for the fame in the role. They want their duties to become popular among the nation. Jesus, on the other hand, did not want this. All he wanted was the satisfaction that people are living justly.

This past fall, I was lucky enough to go on a service trip to Wind River, WY. On this trip, we looked at the injustices that were present on an Indian reservation. The fact that they were living in a state of poverty and suffering from hereditary alcoholism was hard to grasp.

I think that in order to grasp and cure the injustices in the world, we need to go about it in a way like Jesus did. We do not bring the attention to ourselves; rather, we must try to fix the problem with out crying out, so that our goal is to have others truly share in our ministry.

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