I’ve been attending Catholic school for, now, 17 years. I like to say that my faith is strong, but it could be stronger. Growing up, my parents have always taught me to believe that there is a God in Heaven who is always willing to listen to me. As I get older, I start to catch myself slipping by missing mass or focusing on other things.
Being able to come to Neumann has really taught me a couple of things. I truly enjoy how I can attend a school that carries on my faith and gives me opportunities to grow and learn from others. I know that Campus Ministry has amazing activities and events that help students find their faith and learn about it.
Reading this weekend’s readings, really hits me for different reasons. In the Gospel, Matthew speaks about how you should love your enemies and pray for those that do wrong to you. We are living in a world where there is a need for love. Love is more than just a word and many people have a hard time of showing it. We should never wish our enemies bad and I feel like many of us commit that mistake. It can be something so small, yet we feel sometimes the need to just leave it alone or forget about it.