Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

April 30, 2012

Emily Harriman

Sophomore, Psychology Major

Acts 11:1-18
Ps 42:2-3, 43:3, 4
Jn 10:1-10

"I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved." -John 10:9

Today our Gospel reading reminds us of why we as sinners need Jesus. Let's think back a few weeks to Easter. We celebrate it every year to commemorate Jesus dying for each and every one of our sins. Christ died so that we may have eternal life. He gave himself to become our sin even though he knew no sin. As Christians, we have eternal life to look forward to, which is mind-blowing to think about. We cannot even begin to wrap our minds around what eternity and forever really is. Life here on Earth is so very temporary, but we treat it like it is the one precious thing to hold on to. What we really should reflect and think about daily is the greatest gift anyone could ever give us, and that is the gift that Jesus gave. Life here on Earth is not all we have, and that is comforting in and of itself.

We must remember that Jesus is our gate into heaven. You cannot enter heaven just because you had 40 hours of service hours last month or because you have a long list of good deeds you've done throughout the years. The one and only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ. He says that whoever enters through him will be saved; let us keep this in mind as we go about our day today, and give thanks for the opportunity to live with him eternally.

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