Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

July 14, 2012

Katie Kastl

Senior, Theology and Secondary Education Double Major

Isa 6:1-8
Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5
Matt 10:24-33

"Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." -Matthew 10:30-31

It can be really hard to remember how loved we are by God. We tend to measure our self-worth by the love and affection that others show us. If we are not in a relationship, if we are home alone on a Friday night, if we are the person at the party who doesn’t know anyone, we feel like we aren’t worth anything. In that moment, we feel unloved and alone.

In the Gospel, Jesus is reminding us that this is not the case. God loves us more than anyone on this earth could. God loves us so much that he has counted the hairs on our heads. God knows everything about the sparrows, and God loves us even more than them. While it may be hard to remember sometimes, God loves us more than anyone in this world; it is God’s love that matters.

What are we to do with this love? We are called to “become like [our] teacher.” We are to serve as Jesus served, love like God loves. Taking this call to action seriously, how are each of us called to love today?

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