Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 20, 2012

Katie Kastl

Senior, Theology and Secondary Education Double Major

Acts 5:34-42
Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
Jn 6:1-15

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?" -Psalm 27:1

This is the resounding theme in the readings today and of the Easter season. In the Gospel, the Apostles and the people gathered to hear Jesus speak are scared of starving. Jesus knows that they do not have the money to feed the people in the crowd; he is asking for the trust of those around him. He then proceeds to do what we have seen done countless times at the Lord’s Supper. He takes, blesses, breaks, and gives. He is giving us more than we could ever imagine; all we need to do is trust.

Easter too is a season of trusting and forgetting fear. Imagine you are one of the disciples of Jesus. The man you left everything to follow, the man you believe is God is arrested and killed on a cross. You have no idea what to do; you are scared of where your life is headed. Everything you knew is gone. But, three days later, Jesus emerges from the tomb, resurrected. Your hope was for naught.

When we trust God and hope in the resurrection, whom should we fear?

So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that have been more than they could eat. (Jn 6:13)

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