Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Gabe Jones' Reflection
Finding perfection within imperfection can sometimes be a challenging task. As students, the imperfection often becomes burdensome and can be nearly overwhelming. The tough classes, our problems with friends or family, or even running out of points in the Cafe remind us that the world is rarely a perfect place. Yet, when we try to find God in all things we try to do just that: find some measure of perfection in an otherwise fallen world. That perfection could be a beautiful flower growing through the sidewalk, a perfect sunset, or even a rainy day. But all the disorder and disappointment in our lives can make finding God a very difficult objective. I often remind myself of the phrase “every cloud has a silver lining.” For me, this captures the essence of finding God in all things. No matter the situation, good or bad, I try to remind myself that God is here and in control. When things go well, I find God by being thankful for what He has given me; when things are not so great, I try to find that “silver lining” that is God and thank Him for even the smallest graces. Regardless of how things are going, God has a plan and will not let the imperfections completely “cloud” our search for His perfection. God is there: we just have to be courageous enough to look through the fog and find Him.
- Reflection by Gabe Jones
Gabe Jones is currently an MBA student and members of the men’s basketball team. He graduated in May 2011 with a BA in Political Science and Economics and minors in business administration and philosophy. During his undergraduate years, Gabe was a member of Alpha Delta Gamma, Hawks for Life and the Social Mentors Steering Committee.