Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

September 13, 2011

Christy Marchiando

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

1 Tm 3:1-13
Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6
Lk 7:11-17

We have always learned that having faith in God will help us in life to answer our prayers, comfort us in times of need, and help us celebrate in times of joyfulness. But what is the real meaning of faith, and why is it necessary to have a strong faith in our lives?

I will sing of faithful love and judgment; to you, Yahweh, will I make music.-Psalms 101:1

The responsorial psalm today gives us direction to help us find our faith in God. According to Psalms 101:1, in order to find and strengthen our faith, we must be loving and make good choices and judgments. Without this, our song of faith would not be full of melodious and beautiful sounds. Instead, it would be lacking in the right pitch or tune.

In the end, the trust that we have placed in God depends on the strength of our faith that we have in him. In today’s Gospel, Jesus performed one of his many miracles in bringing the dead to life. I have found this Gospel to be very powerful because of Jesus’ comforting touch to the people who had been mourning the death of a loved one. This Gospel really hits home for me as I just lost one of my cousins due to cancer this past summer. Jesus’ healing touch comforts me to know that, with a strong faith, I am confident that my cousin continues to walk with me everyday.

Faith is an important aspect of life that not only helps us get past the hardships that we all endure, but also lets us celebrate the beautiful lives that we live.

Today, let us ask ourselves, do we truly have faith in God and what can we do to strengthen our faith?

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