Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday of the First Week
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with the hard parts in your life and did not know where to turn? Sometimes we forget that God is someone that will always be there to help us. “Help me, who am alone and have no help but You,” and “Lord, on the day I called for help, You answered me.” God is a part of our lives each and every day. “Because of Your kindness and Your truth; for You have made great above all things Your name and Your promise.” When we need comfort and assistance, God will always be there.

The Gospel message, “knock and the door will be opened to you,” is very relevant to the everyday trials and tribulations of being a college student. The work can be grueling and tedious, but there are so many sources that are available if assistance is needed; you just have to knock.  Worry about being overwhelmed, but never stop long enough to ask for help? We ourselves just have to take a step back from the hectic part of our lives and look to commit ourselves to God. We just need to call upon Him and God will be there to help and strengthen us.

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.” This applies to all aspects of life.  Whether through faith or even interactions with peers, saying and doing a simple act of kindness is always more meaningful than a peer who did not. We should try to go out of our way each and every day to make sure we are treating one another with kindness. We should strive to brighten the days of as many people as we can because our days become brighter when people do the same for us.
God, we pray that no matter what our day consists of, we will always be committed to You and know that You will be there for us each and every step of the way. 

Hillary Miller, ‘15

First Reading: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25
Psalm 138:1-3, 7c-8
Gospel: Matthew 7:7-12

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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