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    • Reflection for Saturday, December 28, 2013: The Feast of the Holy Innocents. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      As I pondered today's readings I didn't seem to see a connection between the first reading from 1 John and the Gospel. In the first reading there is the reminder that we are all sinful and if we don't face this reality "we ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 21, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today's readings and the psalms scream for justice. Both the Old Testament reading and the psalms portray the wicked as overbearing in their drive for possessions and power. This is not much different than today. Human ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 9, 2013: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The readings for today have many of the elements of Lent. The first reading gives me hope. We see the foreshadowing of the resurrection and are assured God "will heal us." The psalm is a plea for God to "thoroughly wash ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 17, 2020: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |All three parts of the readings today call upon us to contemplate our relationship with Christ and His power for those who believe. The Gospel today is as relevant as it was 2,000 years ago.|In it, we have Jesus going up ...
    • Reflection for Sunday January 27, 2019: 3rd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      I took a different approach in reflecting on the readings for today. I had the opportunity to attend a silent retreat at The Cloisters on the Platte a few days before my reflection was due. I decided to risk my deadline ...
    • Reflection for Sunday September 15, 2019: 24th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      The Prodigal Son may be one of the most well known Gospel stories, not only among Christians, but the world in general. I can attest that this has had a haunting impact on me since the days of my early youth. I can give ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 12, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      The scripture readings for today are bundled well as a package. Sirach and Matthew's Gospel reading make great bookends, stressing the importance of the Commandments in Christian living. Many may look at these reading in ...
    • Reflection for Thursday July 18, 2019: 15th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      The Gospel passage speaks quite clearly to me. If I am willing to lay my burdens on Christ's shoulders I can have rest. It doesn't say our troubles will go away but we will become lightened of our burdens. So in recent ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 17, 2020: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The Gospel reading today is one of those I have glossed over for many years. I found it somewhat mundane until I began to delve into Scripture as the years have gone by. Matthew skips generations but he highlights some ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 23, 2015: 16th week in Ordinary Time.. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      How is God reaching me? How do I hear? How do I see?|In the first reading God made Himself known with thunder and lightning. Moses on Mount Sinai had no problem discerning when God was talking and what He was saying. It's ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 19, 2015: 4th St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      I had to smile when I saw the day that I was asked to reflect on the readings. March 19th has always been a special day for me. My heritage is Polish with all four of my grandparents entering the U.S. through Ellis Island. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 20, 2014: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |As I progress through the Lenten season and take stock of my progress these readings certainly speak to my heart. Jeremiah in particular helps me to remember my priorities in life. God always comes first. Reliance on him ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, May 2, 2013: 5th week in Easter. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The message of God's loving grace for myself and all of humanity comes through loudly in these readings. In Acts we see the message of universal salvation for all. As the dietary and other Jewish practices are dropped, the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 2015: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Zaborowski, Joseph (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The word "thanks" is mentioned more than once in today's readings. Certainly these are appropriate for Thanksgiving Day. Today's holiday has meant more to me as the years have passed. It has become somewhat a forgotten and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 9, 2017: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Through the years I always wondered why the Church would have a feast honoring a building. As I thought through the readings, I began to understand the need for both temporal and spiritual. The Basilica of St. John the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 26, 2014: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |Judgment is a major theme of the two readings and the Psalms. What struck me was the tone had a more hopeful nature than I anticipated on the subject of the readings. The first reading from Thessalonians gives a warning ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, January 22, 2013: 2nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The weeks around Christmas came to mind when reading these passages. With two daughters away at college most of the year, the family Christmas celebration has become different and the same as in past years. As my daughters ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 6, 2018: 3rd Week in Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |Mercy, to me, is the juxtaposition of today's readings. This is particularly true in the Gospel when Christ tells us exactly how often we should forgive: "number beyond counting." He continues with the story of the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 12, 2015: 6th week of Easter. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Easter season has always been a dichotomy for me. The journey through Lent culminating in the Triduum seems to be the crescendo of the liturgical year. The next great feast of the Church arrives with Pentecost Sunday later ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 8, 2018: 6th Week of Easter. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Here is a reflection from Joe Zaborowski from 2015. Easter season has always been a dichotomy for me. The journey through Lent culminating in the Triduum seems to be the crescendo of the liturgical year. The next great ...