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    • Reflection for Saturday April 13, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      These days, the image that presents itself in my mind when I think about the scattered children of God, is the image of refugees from all over the world knocking at the doors of countries that are not their own, hoping for ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 12, 2003: 5th week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      The Lord will guard us, as a shepherd guards his flock.||The scene in today's gospel takes place after Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. What a miracle! What an unexplainable event that must have been to witness! Some ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 12, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Selde, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      As we prepare for Holy Week, the need to unite is made clear in the first reading: “Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms.” In contrast, in the Gospel, the chief ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 15, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Today's readings remind us that as Christians we are all citizens of the nation of Christ. Other national boundaries are meaningless as we are subjects of God first and foremost. From Ezekiel, God gathers the Israelites, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 16, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      I will take the Israelites from among the nations. I will make of them one nation.|Ezekiel speaks for God to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, now exiled in Babylon. Their trouble had started four centuries earlier when the ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 3, 2004: 5th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      "I will make with them a covenant of peace...My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people." (Ez. 37:26) ||"Fighting erupts along Israel-Lebanon border"; "Thousands mourn, vow retaliation"' ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 4, 2009: 5th week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      On the cusp of Holy Week, today's readings give us some hint of what the new creation, which we'll celebrate at the Easter Vigil, actually looks like.||We will be one.|In the readings from Ezekiel and the psalm from Jeremiah, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 4, 2020: 5th week in Lent. 

      Mausbach, Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Recently my husband has experienced a difficult medical situation. At the onset the doctor told us that he would be cured, but the journey to get there would require painful treatments and months of not feeling so great. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 7, 2001: 5th week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      The readings for today all speak of the promises and power of God to gather into one the people of God to celebrate God's blessings. This lesson is particularly important to us during Lent when we focus on what Jesus' role ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 8, 2006: 5th week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      An old saying reminds us that if we want to avoid conflict in conversations we should avoid discussing religion and politics. The readings today, which easily could be restated in 21st century vernacular, certainly underscore ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 8, 2017: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      The last reflection I wrote for March 9 focused on allowing ourselves to be changed and renewed through a new heart and a new spirit as an act of humility and repentance.  Seems like an appropriate theme for Lent.  It is ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 23, 2002: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      In these readings, Ezekiel and Jeremiah prophesy that God guarantees peace and plenty for Israel, and John speaks of the beginning of a plot to put Jesus to death.||This news from the Bible is obviously a mix of the good ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 23, 2013: 5th week in Lent. 

      Orbik, Kelly Tadeo (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      On this day in 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero gave his last and most famous speech appealing to the Salvadoran army. He begged them to stop killing civilian Salvadoran men, women and children. The next day he was assassinated ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 24, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      A Covenant of Peace|While in exile Ezekiel was granted visions.|More disasters were approaching: the temple will be destroyed.|But the longer view brings comfort.|What is divided will again become one. Israel will be ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 1999: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      All of the readings for today speak of anticipation, looking forward to something big that is coming to bring us together. "He who scattered Israel will gather him," says Jeremiah. "I will take the people of Israel from ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The settings of our two readings are very different, but in both we hear God's expressed intention for His people. In the first, Ezekiel, a member of the priestly class and a refugee in Babylon, voices God's desire not ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |The smoke from Caiaphas' offering rose upward.  Standing in the Holy of Holies, he spoke to God of the trouble caused by the man called Jesus of Nazareth. |"There has been another incident.  Some say Jesus raised Lazarus, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 28, 2015: 5th week of Lent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      This week we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero.|He was gunned down while saying Mass on March 24, 1980.|The Vatican has declared him a Martyr for the faith . But one of them, Caiaphas, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 31, 2007: 5th week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      A Covenant of Peace|While in exile Ezekiel was granted visions. |More disasters were approaching: the temple will be destroyed. |But the longer view brings comfort.|What is divided will again become one. Israel will be ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 31, 2012: 5th week in Lent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      As we are reading the scriptures for today, we encounter a promise from God - one of his earliest ones, yet in just a few days we will be entering Holy Week and seeing the fulfillment of another promise. Our gospel offers ...