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    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 1, 2003: 4th week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Far From Home||In times of trouble, people pray. Little worries hold their tongue. A favorite cup breaks and we hardly notice. Thoughts move in circles without finding a resting place. Our usual tasks fail us. Hands keep ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 1, 2014: 4th week in Lent. 

      Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      Lent can be a very challenging time for people of faith. Many of us at this near midpoint of this season may have lost momentum and initiative to stay faithful to a promise made Ash Wednesday that this time, this year would ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 4, 2000: 4th week in Lent. 

      Scritchfield, Shirley (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Jesus said to him, 'Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.' And at once the man was healed, and took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, 'It is the sabbath, it ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 5, 2011: 4th week in Lent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      In today's readings I find the potential benefits of water as a recurring theme. We hear of water in the desert and a pool with potentially healing powers. In the last month, this has not been many people's experience of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 12, 2002: 4th week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Healing River ||The mysterious water described by Ezekiel attracts our attention for many reasons. The water is first a trickle, then ankle-deep, then knee-deep, then so deep, it has become a river. This water has ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 12, 2013: 4th week in Lent. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      As I am writing this we are early in Lent, with a considerable snowstorm here in Omaha. As you read this, we will be on the downhill run to Easter and I'm hoping the snow has melted.||I confess to having a perpetually ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 13, 2018: 4th Week in Lent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |Today's Gospel is from John, always a layered and nuanced author, and so it is only natural to look deeply not only into what he says and what he hints at, but maybe especially into what he quite loudly does not say. For ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 16, 1999: 4th week in Lent. 

      Schloemer, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      In the first reading, Ezekiel's vision of the life-giving waters of the River of God and the healing waters of the Sheep Pool in the Gospel reading may initially lull us into a mood of contentment. The behavior of some of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 16, 2010: 4th week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Water, water everywhere! In the first reading we see water flowing from the temple of God. The water is nourishing and healing. All aquatic life can live in this water. All plants can grow from it, and because of the water, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 16, 2021: 4th Week in Lent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |"The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath." - John|Jesus was a spirit of the law kind of guy – one of the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 20, 2007: 4th week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      TRUST! GOD HEALS!||"I am lying by the Sheep Pool in Bethzatha. Its such a large building and |There are so many of us here. I am brought here each day after breakfast.|I lie here and wait and wait and wait and hope.|I have ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 20, 2012: 4th week in Lent. 

      Soto Becerra, Patricia (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Healing the soul heals the body. This is the message I get today from the Gospel. When I was preparing this reflection, a detail caught my attention: The man had been sick (probably an invalid) for thirty-eight years. 38. ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 23, 2004: 4th week in Lent. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Water is an image running throughout today's scripture passages. I admit I am not too water-friendly these days. As the winter's snow melts, the ice dams are creating leaks in multiple buildings; water gushes around tennis ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 24, 1998: 4th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      How Far Will I Go?|"Water, water everywhere ... " (not the frozen or drizzly Nebraska variety, but flowing life-giving water) is the theme in today's readings.|The prophet, Ezekiel, shares a vision of God leading him to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 24, 2009: 4th week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      The readings for today don't seem to be in the same mode as those selected for earlier parts of Lent - the "repent, ye sinners, and be saved" admonitions of the prophets. True, Jesus heals the chronically ill man and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 4th week in Lent. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |A miraculous, cleansing, life-giving river that stems from the temple as a trickle, becomes deeper and deeper, until it is a mighty torrent, would, indeed inspire awe.  This would especially be true in the arid surroundings ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 27, 2001: 4th week in Lent. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      "Rise, take up your mat, and walk." John 5:8|Nothing like a nice tough challenge for Lent.|The guy has been 38 years on his back. Jesus asks, "Do you want to be well?" Instead of a "yes" or "no," the guy has an excuse: No ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 28, 2017: 4th Week of Lent. 

      Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Lent is certainly the time to hone our focus on Jesus and the magnitude of His love and amazing grace.  Today's readings clearly point us to the power of the living water that we can only find through our Lord and Savior, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 4, 2008: 4th week in Lent. 

      Bergman, Roger (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Water to the natural man, is a very important resource. We drink it, wash, fish and swim in it, and cook with it. We depend upon water daily, but God has an even greater form of water, and that is Living water, especially ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 8, 2005: 4th week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      Water, water everywhere in today's readings. Cool, refreshing, nurturing, life supporting water, water that gladdens the city of God, water that cures a chronically ill man. In many parts of our world we take water for ...