Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

May 28, 2012

Hunter Allen

Sophomore, Business Ethics Major, Pre-Med

1 Pt 1:3-9
Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c
Mk 10:17-27

The last line of today’s Gospel—if read literally—can stimulate a bit of confusion, or even intimidation:  “For men it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God." (Mark 10:27)

This sort of makes sense; I know that all things are possible for God…that part I have covered.  It is the part concerning men that leads to confusion.  I know we are incomplete without God (another fact that meets logical deduction at the very least) but what about the things we do with God?  I thought the phrase I learned as a child was that all things were possible with God.

This is where the story of faith comes in.  What if we lived in such a way that we became the closest thing that we can to God himself?  Such is a crazy notion, for our human boundaries separate us by an immense level from God’s power and beauty.  But what if we reflected God to the highest extent that we are able; lived in such a way that our actions were those that God himself would make.  What if we mastered, or came close to mastering, the notion of living Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God.  What if we became intimate with ourselves—and our spirituality—so that we recognize that all we do is not according to our own wills and desires, but those of God?

Doing such things makes us glorify the Earthly Kingdom and as a result, we become the living God.  We allow God to abide in us as we abide in God.  We become the most God we can currently comprehend.  We become the everyday God.  And as today’s Gospel tells us, all things are possible for God; accepting this challenge finally allows us to then recognize that all things are possible for you and I, right here, right now.

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