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    • Reflection for Tuesday April 9, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Recently I saw a sign that had a familiar ring to it.  It was like the "No Smoking" signs: a picture of a lit cigarette encircled by a bold red circle with a bold red slanted line going through the lighted cigarette.  In ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 11, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The first reading from the Book of Numbers invites us into being with the Israelites (and our own hearts) in the experience of fatigue and discouragement.|"But with their patience worn out by the journey, the people ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 12, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      As I begin this reflection it is snowing in Omaha, bombs are falling on Libya and radiation is making its way across the north of Japan. These are all grounds for complaints; complaints from the casual to the deadly: ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 3, 2001: 5th week in Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      The continuity between what Christians call the "Old" Testament and the New Testament comes out in the readings for today. The central image for this continuity is the notion of being "raised up" as was the serpent on a ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 4, 2006: 5th week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      The lessons for today are probably among the most important one's I've learned in my faith journey. How many times do we grow impatient with our journey in life? If we are honest, we have to admit that we complain to God ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 4, 2017: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      This difficult gospel reading from John 8 is a great example of how the gospel writers—especially John—use language from the Old Testament (especially in its Greek version) to speak about Jesus. For example, when John ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 8, 2003: 5th week in Lent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Today's readings show us as the Cranky People of God. In the first reading from Numbers, the Israelites are being led to safety and salvation, out of exile in Egypt and toward their homeland. The journey is long and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, April 8, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      Throughout the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the one engaging the process of prayer is counseled to continuously ask for specific graces that he desires. But before he can desire something he has to see clearly ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 11, 2008: 5th week in Lent. 

      ter Kuile, Janine (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      I must confess that I have had a difficult time with this text. What might seem like a fairly simple reading has a whole lot going on. In this dialog between Jesus and his adversaries, we see relationships. One is the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 15, 2005: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      On first reading, it would seem that there is enough theology in John's Gospel passage today to keep a theologian busy explaining for a week. I like to think it involves three relationships between Christ, his listeners, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 15, 2016: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Less is More|As I read through John's Gospel for today, I could not help but think of the saying, "less is more." Not because of the number of words that John uses, but because of a phrase Jesus uses. As Jesus explains to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 20, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Eileen Burke-Sullivan for this day in 2014.|Throughout the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the one engaging the process of prayer is counseled to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 23, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Our long hard winter in the Midwest has been interminable with the extreme cold and seemingly unending snow and grey days. However, in the face of the suffering of the people in Haiti, our woes are minor. Yet, it was very ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 23, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |The first reading tells the story of the nation of Israel traveling from Egypt to the land of promise. It was a difficult trip and the writer says that the patience of the people was "worn out by the journey." This ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 24, 2015: 5th week of Lent. 

      McMahon, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Jesus' confidence in his mission, almost bordering on combativeness, is showcased in today's Gospel according to John. He is clearly not happy with the Pharisees and their thick-headedness.|What jumped out at me, however ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 27, 2012: 5th week in Lent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Recently I made the following assertion to a group of students enrolled in a course titled Jesus Christ: Yesterday and Today: "We haven't matured as Christians until we've gone to Jesus in suffering and experienced his ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 30, 2004: 5th week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      A Healing Glance ||Though surrounded by the marvels of medical science, many of us operate on rather low levels of medical knowledge. Yet, most of us recall that, to our surprise, the marvel of flu shots and other inoculations ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 31, 2009: 5th week in Lent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      The reading from the book of Numbers (the instructions to Moses to make a brazen serpent on a rod for people to look at for healing when they experienced snake-bite) is paired with the Gospel reading to remind us of the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 31, 2020: 5th week in Lent. 

      Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you.|The words in the psalm today have been the words of my prayer during this global pandemic of COVID-19. At the moment of writing this reflection, I have lived just over ...