Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

August 19, 2012

Alex Sniffen

Sophomore, History Major with a Specialization in International Relations

Prov 9:1-6
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Eph 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

In this day and age, there is nothing more important than building relationships with others. This leads to many opportunities which may have not been open to you otherwise. Along with this simple idea, there is also the fact that each person may be sent into your life for a specific reason. Whether it be to test you, build you up, or break you down, your life is impacted by each individual that you meet. While I certainly cannot name every individual that I was privileged to interact with in high school, I know that was a time of great learning for me as not only a human being but a child of God. 

Today’s reading says “Forsake foolishness that you may live; advance in the way of understanding.” (Prv. 9: 1-6). In all nations and cultures, people are grouped together in the eyes of others through stereotypes- singled out because of beliefs or lifestyles which are different from those that the accuser practices. This is largely due to a lack of the will to understand not only the other cultures across the globe, but the people that represent these cultures and their individual personalities. The relationships that we need to survive cannot only be about mutual likes or dislikes, but about attempting to understand and comprehend others and build a mutual trust. Whether or not the thought is enjoyed, all are children of God, and it is within everyone’s human dignity to have the chance to build these relationships.  

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