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    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 16, 2016: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kowalski, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Reflecting on today's reading, Ezekiel 28:1-10, it is important to understand the context of where this passage comes from. This was a prophecy of the destruction of the prince of Tyre. The prophet attempted to explain to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 17, 2004: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." |This saying of Jesus is so stark that some commentators and preachers have tried to find ways to soften it. ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 18, 2020: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Jesus said to his disciples:|"Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich|to enter the Kingdom of heaven.|Matthew 19|I turned off my morning political junkie show unable to cope with any more bad news and went ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 19, 2008: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      I suspect many of us when we first read the excerpt from Ezekiel see someone other than ourselves as the prince of Tyre. Surely we can't be the ones the Lord is addressing. We aren't as rich, or as successful, or as haughty, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kavan, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |Today’s first reading from Ezekiel is about the prince of Tyre. The prince of Tyre has accumulated great wealth and power over his years. Sadly for him, he attributes these gifts to himself, becomes haughty of heart, and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 20, 2002: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Scritchfield, Shirley (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      " . . . it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24|Ouch!|Today's gospel passage reached out and truly brought me up short. Oh, it's ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 21, 2012: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Blessed are the Poor of Spirit|One of Matthew's underlying themes is righteousness: what must I do, how must I behave, which commandments are most important in order to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, The Kingdom of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 21, 2018: 20th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Our readings today invite us to focus on what is truly important, cautioning that the focus on material wealth is a poisonous recipe for our hearts, and, ultimately, our futures.|In our first reading, we hear:|"by your ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 22, 2000: Queenship of Mary (20th week in Ordinary Time). 

      Scritchfield, Shirley (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eyes of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 22, 2006: Queenship of Mary (20th week in Ordinary Time) 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      Today's readings bring some fear. I consider myself a lucky person and I believe that makes Christianity harder. My understanding of Christianity is that it is not a religion of karma, rather it is a religion of unconditional ...