Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
August 30th, 2013
Bio | Email: SarahGriger@creighton.edu
Preparation, it’s a funny thing. You never know when you’re going to need that emergency item you keep on hold or when you’re going to have to use a certain skill but you have to be prepared. The thing is, it’s hard to prepare for something that you don’t expect to happen. I can remember to keep band-aids on hand, mostly because people get cuts and scraps all the time. I don’t think about being prepared for a winter storm in the summer months because the chance for a blizzard is highly unlikely. Maybe that is what is wrong with us as humans; we don’t think long-term as much as we should. Sure, it might seem excessive to prepare for the things we don’t expect but, if they happen and we aren’t ready, we are just like the virgins from the parable. They weren’t expecting to run out of oil and, since this seemed unlikely, they brought no extra oil with which to keep their lamps lit. This cost them dearly. Not being ready for the bridegroom meant getting left outside.
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