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Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students

September 19th, 2013
by
Ryan Didde
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[446] 1 Tim 4:12-16
Ps 111:7-8, 9, 10
Luke 7:36-50

After contemplating the readings for this day, I have found great meaning for my life and faith in these words. The first reading comes from Timothy 4:12-16. It speaks directly to youth, telling young people to let nobody to look down upon them because of their age. It then speaks of how we should “set an example in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.” It is these words that I found very enlightening. I reflected, and realized that being young does not give others an excuse to look down upon me, but being young also gives me no excuse to not be strong in my values, my conduct, and my faith. This means that I am expected to be strong in love and respect for others. This reading goes on to say “be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone.” I must have a fire inside me in order to grow and develop into a more complete person, a more fulfilled person. In fact, I must be focused on working hard in everything I do.

Something I have come to realize that ties into these readings is that we are all called to greatness. As Pope Benedict XVI said well, “the world offers us comfort, but we were not made for comfort. We were made for greatness.” As long as I remember to never be content, to never settle with where I am right now, I will reach to great heights, and I will find God in all things.

As we go about living our busy Creighton lives, I just hope that we can remember and keep in the forefront of our minds what our ultimate goals are. I believe that each and every one of us has a unique and special role in this world, and I wish for everyone to go and fulfill each role. Thanks, and may God bless you eternally.

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