Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 10, 2012

Savannah Hobbs

Junior, Social Work Major, Spanish Minor

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Exod 24:3-8
Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
Heb 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

With readings like the Gospel today, I love to wonder about the Disciples’ reactions to Jesus.  Each one would have had an incredibly different reaction every time Jesus did something radical or said something they considered completely off the wall.  Were there a few men that were calm and unexcitable by nature?  Was there one that flipped out and ran around trying to make sense of everything the moment something was strange, unknown, or different?  What did they think when Jesus began the day (a very important feast day, at that) by saying: "Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water. Follow him.”  What did they say when he sat at table and instituted the holiest of sacraments?  Were they puzzled?

What I truly love about the Disciples is that they trusted.  Jesus told them to go find a man carrying a water jar, so of course they went.  They might not have understood the entire picture, but they understood how important and beautiful Jesus is, and they were willing to place everything in his hands.  Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  Let us celebrate today with trust.  Even when Christ calls us to things we may feel are strange or unusual, let us trust.  He has loved us by giving us all of himself; let us love him by giving all of ourselves.  Go out there and follow some men carrying water jars.

You are beautiful and loved.

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