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Krista Peterson

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Krista is a 2011 Catholics on Call alumna and currently a student at DePaul University studying Human-Computer Interaction. She has been Catholics on Call Regional Coordinator since March 2012.

Contributions from Krista Peterson
One day during my weeklong retreat with Catholics on Call, I sat down with a steaming cup of tea and began to reflect in the quiet. I thought of how kind and wise Jesus was, but also of his deep suffering as an outsider. How no one asked him if he'd like to be the son of God, or if he would prefer something more sensible or even honorable to his neighbors, or just stick to being a carpenter like Dad.
December 15, 2011
Scripture Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 5, 2012)

Scripture Readings: 1 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 147 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39

February 2, 2012
Scripture Reflection for Palm Sunday (April 1, 2012)

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 or 15:1-39

March 29, 2012

It is our life's work as Catholics to find beliefs, practices and people that are truly rooted in love, and to grow them within ourselves. All Catholic vocations, whether single, married or religious, can serve this purpose, but only one of them is meant for each of us to pursue. A vocation, in its broadest sense, is the catalyst for God’s work within us. As a single person, I am asked to look around, fill myself with observations about my personality and patterns of behavior, and better align myself with the will of God.

May 2, 2012

In reflection on a couple traditional Easter readings (Acts 4:32-25 and 1 John 5:1-6), what first struck me about these readings is their joy. The absolutely larger than life extraordinary pureness of these words express, what is to me, the gift of Easter. These words simply flow like poetry. After the darkness and fortitude of Lent, the time where we are most longing for Christ’s light to return, it does! God comes through for us, every Easter. What a grace!

But if you’re at all like me, you think, “Oh, if only the rest of our lives could be so certain.”

April 11, 2013

There truly are very few places for young adults like myself to come together and discuss our journeys of faith. The young people that commit to Catholic spirituality as a lifelong discernment process, can find the process lonely at times, in addition to the already difficult questioning necessary to this growth. I have shared in the difficulty of finding others who experience this journey, or who can support this commitment to deepening one’s self through faith.

May 2, 2013
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