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Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students

October 8th, 2013
by
Julianna Diddle

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Lk 10:38-42
Jesus entered a village
where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary
who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
“Lord, do you not care
that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”

Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start. The gospel today is a perfect fit for college students and really applies to some of the things we deal with on a daily basis: stress, anxiety, and worry.

It is so easy to get frustrated, to be anxious, and to have a bad temper when I’m worried about something. Sometimes there are just too many things going on! We all find ourselves stretched thin at times and learning how to successfully deal with the stress and pressure can be an incredibly daunting task.

In the gospel for today, Martha is worried and anxious about finishing her work without her sister Mary. She was in a very comparable situation that we’re in as college students. Jesus’ response was, “there is need of only one thing.” I can only assume that one thing is faith. Having a solid base on which to stand is so essential – especially when there are so many stressors on our lives and there are so many different ways to cope.

If we truly remember that God has a plan for our lives and we are fulfilling that plan by doing our absolute best – then nothing and no one can ever take that away. If we can accept this, then there’s no need to worry! Yes, stress will always be there, but if we focus, take things one step at a time, and remember that we’re not alone because we have a wonderful God who has a plan for our lives, then life becomes much more manageable.

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