Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

July 25, 2012

Anthony Quagliano

Sophomore, Biology Major, Pre-Med

2 Cor 4:7-15
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
Matt 20:20-28

As Christians our belief in God and his great power is what leads us to salvation.  But this belief alone will not lead us there.  We must allow this belief to guide us in other aspects of our life to live more as God has intended us to.  If we allow our belief in the Lord to motivate us to make a difference and serve those who are less fortunate than ourselves, our souls will be welcomed with open arms into the Kingdom of Heaven in the afterlife.  The Gospel today tells us that we should not be focused on merely gaining entry to the Kingdom of Heaven, but instead we should focus on living our lives as much in God’s image as we can in our time on earth so that we may be welcomed at the gates of Heaven.

As Christians, we also have a responsibility to spread the Word of the Lord to others.  Worshiping is not an individual thing, but instead it is a community thing.  When a group of people come together to worship, the presence of God is even stronger than if we were to worship individually.  Matthew 18:20 states “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."  So the next time we each go to Mass or worship in a group with others, let us realize that the presence of God is very strong and he is right there beside each of us to guide and protect us.

God Bless.

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