Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

September 18, 2012

Christy Marchiando

Sophomore, Pre-Pharmacy

“Now the body is not a single part, but many.” -1 Corinthians 12:14

Although we all come from different backgrounds, are all raised in different households, and all pave our own path in the world, we all come together as one body, the Body of Christ.

Today’s reading focuses in on the idea that the body is made of many. It does not just contain one, but contains a large group. In this sense, the body is made up of believers of Christ. We are all different, yet we come together in Christ. Through Christ, we are unified as one in one body. We are all made in the image of God, and we all share being present with and in Christ.

A word that comes to mind when reflecting on this reading is community. A community supports every member and picks people up when they are feeling down. This community takes all of the skills and personalities of all of its members and uses it to make up the functional and successful group. The body, although often viewed as one, is made of people who have different qualities, different struggles, and different successes. Through the Body, we can all experience God’s love through each other’s words and actions.

Sometimes I struggle with the idea of how can I, as a part of this body, live up to Jesus’ expectations in communion with my peers? Sometimes I fail to look at people through the eyes of Christ and accept everyone for who they are.  This reading has helped to remind me that although everyone is different, we are all part of God’s loving community. We all fail, we all succeed, and we all live our lives through God.

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