Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

August 10, 2012

Lauren Pogge

Sophomore, Accounting Major, Spanish Minor

2 Cor 9:6-10
Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9
John 12:24-26

Hello Brothers and Sisters :D

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer thus far. As I was reading this passage today, the thing that ready hit me was the first reading and the responsorial psalm.

As I read the first reading, I thought of how many times in my life I try to put others first. I live by the philosophy that we should always go the extra mile. Why on earth would you put forth only minimal effort and expect a lot in return? In order to receive more, you must do more. I am not saying that we should be nice and help people because we want to get brownie points with God. I am instead saying that we are receiving graces by helping out another brother or sister. 

We can also see this in our responsorial psalm today: Blessed is the man who is gracious and lends to those in need. Blessed, who helps others and he will reap the benefits in heaven from his Heavenly Father. My challenge for us this month is to go out of our way each day to help another. It may not be a big thing; it could be as small as holding a door or offering a ride to a coworker. Just one small simple gesture, yet I know that we will feel good about it, and our Heavenly Father will appreciate our extra effort.

Finally, I would like to introduce one of my favorite movies of all-time. This movie is based on a true story which made a huge impact! The movie, Pay it Forward, is a little boy’s idea on how to make the world better and how it actually works. I recommend this to all in keeping with our challenge today.

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