Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 15, 2012

Rachel Marlow

Sophomore, Biology Major, Pre-Med

Acts 4:32-35
Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
1 Jn 5:1-6
Jn 20:19-31

In our world today, beliefs are expected to be based on proof.  If one can’t prove something beyond a doubt to be true, then we cannot accept it as fact.  We can seem ignorant or stupid if we believe something to be true through blind faith.  So what Thomas does in the Gospel today doesn’t seem unfamiliar to us; to want to see something with our own eyes before we believe it to be true has been engrained in us.

And yet, to have faith in God and in other people is what God is calling us to do.  We aren’t going to be able to reach out and put our hand into Jesus’ side to know he is truly alive again.  We are going to have to rely on what others tell us and what God reveals to us.  We may not feel that he’s always there, but he never leaves our side.  He watches out for us and cares for us, and his love never ceases.  This fact is hard to believe sometimes in a world where anything not based on scientific fact is thought to be fiction.  I need to remember that deep in my heart lies something more powerful than anything that can be proven in this life.  Sometimes, we don’t need all the answers.  All we need is our faith in God.

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” –Mother Teresa

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