Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

July 15, 2012

Rachel Marlow

Sophomore, Biology Major, Pre-Med

Amos 7:12-15
Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10
Mark 6:7-13

In the first reading, the prophet Amos is being called to leave his home and go earn his living by prophesying.  Amos then tells the story of how it was not his choice to be a prophet, but he was called by God to fulfill this role.  He does not argue, he does not worry about going hungry, he simply follows the call and goes.

To have this kind of faith is astounding.  For someone who has been struggling with her life’s vocation recently, it baffles me that Amos would not pause for a minute to consider the possibilities.  It’s a daily struggle for me to try to discern where my path in life is leading me, but this reading reminds me that no matter where I’m going, God will be there, and it is God that is leading me.

We see in the second reading and Gospel how God is reaching out to all people.  God is good in all works and bestows his blessings upon all of us in everything he does.  We should never forget to praise him and know that he is present in everything everywhere.  By this, he allows us to live our lives on earth as we are called, and we know that he will care for us.  Like the disciples, we don’t need a second tunic; all we need is faith in God.

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” –Mother Teresa

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