Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
March 16th, 2014
It is easy to get caught up in wanting to stay comfortable, to stay in the land of our kinsfolk, or as Peter says in the Gospel, “Lord it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Think of everything that would not have happened if Peter would have set up the tents. Think of how many people would not have had the opportunity to meet Jesus, how many people Peter and the other apostles would not have been able to disciple and introduce to Jesus. No, Jesus doesn’t set up tents- he is always moving forward, always embracing more people and inviting them into relationship with him. How are you doing so far in this Lenten journey? Are you moving forward with Christ, continuing to prepare your heart for the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday? Have you become stuck, wanting to stay in your old habits, maybe even your own pattern of sin? Is your heart thankful, joyful, and overflowing with God’s love to others, inviting them to know and meet Jesus?
This is difficult though because we often don’t want to move, and it cannot be done by our own doing - it is by God’s grace and blessing. In times when you feel afraid, allow our Lord to speak to your heart, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” Where is Jesus inviting you today?
Lord, grant us the grace today to be mindful of the many blessings you bestow upon our lives each day, the blessings of joy and peace as well as sufferings and hardships - that we may bear all with You. Pray for us Lord, that we may respond to your invitation as willingly as Abram did, going as you direct us. “Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.”
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