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    • Reflection for Monday September 3, 2018: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      At times when the readings I have been assigned are not that clear to me, or I feel that I need a deeper understanding of context, etc., I search for commentaries from others that will help me.  Today's gospel reading was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 30, 2004: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Today's readings in the liturgy of Ordinary Time present an interesting challenge especially to those who are "professional" about religion, whether ordained or lay. The demands of religion require us to learn much about ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 30, 2010: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      I was not a Catholic when I first met Michael. Well, I didn't actually "meet" him but I saw him at morning Mass over a period of several months. I do not remember him making any impression on me at first.||That changed one ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 31, 2020: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |And so it begins. Welcome to the Gospel of Luke!|Those of you following the Church's daily lectionary will notice that today's gospel marks a new beginning. We have left the witness of Matthew, and we are now moving into ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 1, 2008: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Today's scripture readings are about faith, trust and humility and the joy and hope they can produce. In Corinthians, Paul proclaims that his preaching comes from the spirit, not from his own wisdom. So that your faith ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 1, 2014: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kuhlman, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      You Can't Go Home Again is the title of an important American novel that I've actually never read; the saying seems to me to fit today's Gospel, along with another one: "You can't step into the same river twice." As the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 2, 2002: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shadle Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      In today's first reading the final line reads, "So that your faith might not rest on human wisdom but on the power of God." Keeping this idea centered in my everyday living keeps me mindful of the power of God to guide, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 3, 2012: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      There is a lot to Scripture, much more than we usually consider. Scripture is the history of a people, both in the Old and the New Testaments, but it also and even primarily describes that history as that people's conversation ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 4, 2000: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Is this not Joseph's son?"|In today's gospel we see Jesus facing one of his toughest audiences: the people from his hometown who knew him the best. He revisits his boyhood synagogue and reads from scripture, "The spirit ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 4, 2006: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      DeNeve, Kristina (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      Luke uses today’s gospel passage to mark the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus has just returned from the desert and began teaching in the synagogues across the region. Doing this, he amazed people and word began spreading ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 10, 2002: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      The theme of light has been a part of the past five out of six liturgies beginning with Epiphany. Today's liturgy, the last Ordinary Sunday until next June, ends this series of the light motif. We can say that we are ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 5, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Sixty-one years ago today my parents were married at St Anthony Padua parish in Brooklyn, New York.  We grew up near my father's hometown in South Dakota so  my parents' wedding pictures depicted a neighborhood much different ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 6, 2005: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      PRE-PRAYERING ||It is the day we all have been waiting for. Yes, it is the big Super Bowl football game in the United States, but for all of us it is the Sunday before "farewell-Flesh" Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 6, 2011: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      PRE-PRAYERING | This Sunday, here in the United States, is not an ordinary Sunday. It is known as SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! It is the day the football championship is decided and mighty are the preparations. There are house-parties, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 7, 1999: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lee, Mike, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      As William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice draws to a close, Portia and Lorenzo, her bridegroom, travel at night to their home. Nearing home, they hear sweet music carried softly on the nighttime breeze and Portia sees a ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 9, 2014: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |We remember with awe the details of "The Miracle on the Hudson" in January of 2009 and the dramatic events that followed. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, encountered a flock of geese ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 9, 2020: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |This past Christmas, I was most struck by John 1:4-5:|"What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race;|the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."|The tiny ...