Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 24, 2012

Eric Lomas

2nd Year Dental Student

Is 49:1-6
Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15
Acts 13: 22-26
Lk 1: 57-66, 80

“I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139

Mystery.  Life is a gloriously suffocating mystery.  I usually have a hard enough time remembering all my books for school, let alone ever knowing the depth of my innermost being.   Most days I’m not really even sure what those words mean, as if they in no way do justice to the idea of describing a person.  A person is vast, complex, often difficult to really understand, but, despite the enormity of a person, we hunger for each other, need each other and each other’s love, just as much as we need the basics in life.  We look into each other’s eyes in conscious or subconscious hope of seeing some visible sign of the connection we all restlessly yearn for.  I feel it in my heart as I grasp for more with each relationship that is precious to me, desiring, at base, nothing more than to swim in that other person’s self and truly know him or her, frustrated by the simple truth that I cannot ever do such a thing.  We can come to know, understand, and love each other, but never so intimately as our utmost wish…
My life’s walk has taken me to that point, that truth for now, but it may change as I grow.  And, whatever truths we find, I do hope that we never forget how easily and lightly God holds each of our personal truths and us.  For, God knows us all, deeply, truly, and unabashedly.  He knows us, even as we forget ourselves.  Like a true friend, God constantly and silently calls us towards our innermost being.

John the Baptist did not shy away from that call.  He lived out his journey as he saw fit, responding to the call he knew deep in himself.  He recognized Christ; as Christ likely recognized him, just as two brothers or close friends might recognize and truly see each other, better than they even know themselves.

May we open our hearts this week, overflowing with love for each other, finding comfort in the truth that we are deeply, thoughtfully, uniquely, and wonderfully made.

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