Wednesday, August 31, 2011

David Wallisch's Reflection

Finding God in all things is a Jesuit core value that can be interpreted in many different ways.  When I think about this core value, I am reminded of the Gospel of Matthew when the Lord says to his disciples, "As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."  To me, Finding God in all Things is a way of explaining the need for service to others in our daily lives.  During a recent service opportunity, I had someone who was down on his luck come to receive dinner.  Despite his physical disabilities, he stayed to help me finish cleaning.  He then told me that he "tries to do a little bit of good everywhere he goes."  This was a great reminder to me of our ability to Find God in all Things every day by doing a little bit of good for those around us; whether it is holding the door for the person behind us, flashing a smile at someone having a bad day, or volunteering in the community.    
- Reflection by David Wallisch

David Wallisch is a senior Accounting major from Loveland, Colorado.  He is on the Executive Board of SAB, serves as the Homecoming Committee Co-Chair, is a member of Alpha Delta Gamma and is a Sodexo employee. Throughout his years at Rockhurst, David has truly exemplified the Jesuit ideal of being a man for and with others, something evidenced in his commitment to weekly service at St. James soup kitchen.