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    • Reflection for Friday March 15, 2019: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Today we read about second chances. We are not held to our past or our past decisions forever. We can change. If we've made a mistake, we can make it right and move forward in a positive direction. In fact, if we have made ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 15, 2008: 1st week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Freedom and Forgiveness||The philosopher Kierkegaard identified two movements of faith. The leap to the infinite and belief in God is well-known. But the second move back to the finite slips by unnoticed. Here unfolds the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 18, 2005: 1st week in Lent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      If I had a small child, maybe 3 or 4 years old, who was very, very well-behaved, who never got dirty, who never asked for anything or questioned anything whatsoever, and who was nothing but completely obedient at all ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 19, 2016: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Lent isn't just about giving up candy or soda; it's about giving up sin. It's about giving up anything that keeps you away from God and spirituality.  And as we see in the first reading, there is a huge benefit to giving ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 23, 2018: 1st Week in Lent. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |The Gospel reading from Matthew reminded me of my dad. He was one of the few non-lawyer judicial magistrates appointed to the bench in Iowa. In my home town of Le Mars, he handled everything from traffic violations to a ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 26, 1999: 1st week in Lent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      "For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."|I always get re-oriented by these powerful words of Jesus. How could my holiness possibly ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 26, 2010: 1st week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Deeply embedded in the folklore and fairy tales of Western civilization is a plot line in which a young man performs noble or dangerous deeds to win the hand of a fair maiden - slaying a dragon, scaling a glass mountain, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 26, 2021: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |On January first, 1893, two men began a "mail-order" commercial business. They had catalogues published displaying their offerings.  Readers could mail in their requests and eventually the desired product would arrive in ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 27, 2015: 1st week of Lent. 

      Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The over all themes, in today's Readings, are  reminders about forgiveness and living "virtuous lives" by following the teachings of Jesus. The readings speak about rejoicing when one turns away from evil, which made me ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 10, 2006: 1st week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      We encounter in today's gospel readings one of the experiences that moved people to remark that Jesus spoke "with authority, not like their Scribes" [Mk. 1:22]. The Scribes could only claim authority by quoting from the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 10, 2017: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar and there recall that your brother|has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother and then come and offer your gift. ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 14, 2003: 1st week in Lent. 

      Shadle Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      I'm always a little taken aback when I read scripture readings like today ... . The reading from Ezekiel seems so harsh and scary and yet the message is clear, "do what is right and just." I am reminded of my need to pay ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 14, 2014: 1st week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |We encounter in today's gospel readings one of the experiences that moved people to remark that Jesus spoke with authority, not like their Scribes [Mk. 1:22]. The Scribes could only claim authority by quoting from the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 17, 2000: 1st week in Lent. 

      Krettek, Thomas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Happy Saint Patrick's Day!|Teachings such as today's from Ezekiel and Matthew leave me shaking my head in disbelief. They do so because, on the one hand, my inclination is to interpret away the strenuousness of their demands ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 18, 2011: 1st week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      We oftentimes hear the complaint, "The Lord's way is not fair." Maybe in not so many words, but with the same objection we often ask the simple question: "WHY?" A loved one has a sudden heart attack, a teenager is killed ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 2, 2007: 1st week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      Lent isn't just about giving up candy or soda; it's about giving up sin. It's about giving up anything that keeps you away from God and spirituality. And as we see in the first reading, there is a huge benefit to giving ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 2, 2012: 1st week in Lent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      If you, O Lord, laid bare our guilt who could endure it? Ps. 130|| Unless your holiness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees you shall not enter the kingdom of God. Mt. 5.||How could our holiness possibly "surpass" ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 5, 2004: 1st week in Lent. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked? says the Lord God.||Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil way that he may live? |For the past few semesters in the upper division theology classes ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 6, 2009: 1st week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT FROM GOD||Forgiveness is a gift from God. It is easy to get angry, to let hurtful words fly or commit hurtful actions. Then we are caught in a web.|The psalmist speaks of God: "You do forgive us and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 6, 2020: 1st week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Over the years that I have benefitted from Fr. Gillick's spiritual direction here at Creighton University. I have come to better understand my relationship with God in terms of trust.  Not only can God's people trust in ...