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Christ in College Life

By Tiffany Hunsinger

As the school year gets into full swing, anxieties build up.  Countless students begin thinking of the future and worry about what it will be. In all of that, it can be daunting to find a center point. Where can I build my foundation? The answer, of course, lies in Jesus Christ, the “Anointed One.”

Anxiety and worry will not change the future. If we are not careful, anxiety can become another master that was warned about in today’s Gospel, “No servant can serve two masters.”  In the midst of our worry, we must remember our foundation of Christ. This can mean setting an alarm to pray before entering a stressful exam, or asking Christ for guidance before a tough conversation with a roommate. This may mean going to Mass regularly and witnessing Jesus in “the source and summit of our faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324), the Eucharist. One might even find Christ amidst service or any of the many opportunities offered through Campus Ministry. 

The hustle and bustle of college life can distract us from the most important calling of our lives: the call to discipleship.  When we follow Jesus Christ, we become our most useful selves, compassionate people and a source of light for others.  When we make Jesus Christ our foundation, college life takes on a whole new meaning. Even when you may feel “small” because of your anxieties, remember your foundation in Christ. Pray to Jesus and trust in the “Anointed One.”

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