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    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 17, 2016: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Ezekiel found himself in a time of dire circumstances.  Under the cruel monarch Nebuchadnezzar,  he and his fellow countrymen had been forcefully taken from their homes in Israel to captivity in Babylon.  Ezekiel's world ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 18, 2004: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      "I myself will look after and tend my sheep." (Ez 34:11)||"The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want." (Ps 23:1) |"Are you envious because I am generous?" (Mt 20:15) |For me today's readings are summed up in ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 18, 2010: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      So the owner of the vineyard pays the workers who bore the burden and heat of the day the same salary he paid the guys who were hired at five o'clock in the evening. No one can hear that parable about the workers in the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 19, 2020: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |"You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just."|Another way to read the vineyard owner's response in today's parable, as it applies to working towards the kingdom, would be: "I will give you purpose and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 20, 2008: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Today's gospel tells of the landowner who hired laborers for his vineyard. In the early morning, the landowner agrees to hire people to work all day for the daily wage. Throughout the day, he continues to hire more people, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 20, 2014: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |Today’s feast is in honor of St. Bernard who is termed the “Doctor of the Church”. St. Bernard’s life, in part, helped to re-emphasize Lecto Divina (latin for divine reading). This was the understanding that Holy Scriptures ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 21, 2002: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      The parable in today's gospel has always been a favorite of mine. I remember that when I was a young boy my father used to quote this parable to my two brothers and I when when we argued about who got what or how much. So, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 22, 2012: Queenship of the Virgin Mary (20th week in Ordinary Time). 

      Smith, David, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Today's gospel parable on the Laborers in the Vineyard, unique to Matthew, continues the theme of the last will be first. With high unemployment across the world, and the parable's emphasis on what is just compensation for ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 22, 2018: Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The liturgical rank of this day has been lowered to memorial of... and we might not be surprised by that. In our democratic society royal dignity does not have all that much meaning. Even colleges have discontinued their ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 23, 2000: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Today's scriptures paint some interesting pictures. One threatening, one reassuring and one confusing. In Ezekiel, God is angry with the religious leaders who have been poor shepherds of God's children. They have ignored ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 23, 2006: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      RELY ON GOD!|A shepherd is a wise and loving leader, determined to guide the flock with care. That is why the Lord God spoke to Ezekiel to prophesy to the shepherds (leaders) that, in disgust with their selfishness, The ...