A Reflection on Reflecting

A Reflection on Reflecting

Posted by: on November 5, 2014   |Comments (0)|Service

Guest Blogger: Aylin Corapcioglu

Although midterms are coming to an end, the semester is still incredibly hectic for many of us PC students. Finding time to just sit back, and reflect on our lives is a rarity, however it so very important. Last Thursday, we had a fantastic night to reflect about the importance of service in our lives. It is easy to get caught up in the logistics of serving others, as well as in the stress and the chaos that often comes with service.

However, it is especially in those chaotic moments of service that we have to remember WHY we serve. This question was the main subject of our reflection night. The night allowed students to enjoy some fall snacks and take the time to share their reasons for their service. Students were able to talk with each other about their individual experiences, ask themselves why they enjoy being involved in service opportunities, and actually create a short personal quote so they could articulate why service is important to them-look for the poster in Campus Ministry! It was great to be reminded that in serving others, we are serving God. God has given each of us different gifts, and it is very special when we can realize these gifts and share them with those around us.

As we discussed on Thursday, for many of us, service is where we feel our faith the most. Serving others is a chance where we can actually see God’s grace in action. We often call moments of service “service opportunities” or “service projects,” and that is exactly what they are. Service grants us the opportunity to be stewards of God’s love, to not only show those we are serving God’s love, but to actually be serving God directly! Service has ups and downs, so it certainly is a constant project. But, service is always an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God, and to spread the love and grace of God that He relentlessly shows us.

Guest Blogger: Aylin Corapcioglu Although midterms are coming to an end, the semester is still incredibly hectic for many of... MORE