Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

August 3, 2012

Laura Kyriss

Sophomore, Nursing Major

Jer 26:1-9
Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14
Matt 13:54-58

Hello readers!  I hope the summer is treating you all well.  I certainly do love not having classes, but I am excited for another year of school to begin again soon. 

Today’s Gospel reading was interesting because it was hard for me to relate to at first.  I initially said to myself, “How could those people not want to just listen to Jesus and believe what he tells them?”  I then realized that hindsight is 20/20, so I know who Jesus was, but they probably were highly skeptical.  I have had 2000 years of distance put between me and the historical Jesus, so it is easy for me accept that Jesus truly was the Messiah.  For these people, however, it was probably very hard to realize.  I think this is a good point to remember: Jesus’ life and death were absolutely amazing, and that fact that it was all to save us makes it even more incredible.  I know this is something that I need to really think about more often; it is so commonplace to hear about Jesus’ love that it is easy for us to take for granted.  So, I am going to challenge myself to really soak this message in and appreciate it more.  I hope that we can all really reflect on this, as I know it really is amazing!

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