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dc.contributor.authorCostanzo, Cindyen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 382en_US
dc.description.abstract|"Neither is new wine put into old wineskins, otherwise the skins burst, and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed;  but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved." Matthew 9|Today's reading applies appropriately to our current times probably just as it applied hundreds of years ago. Change is hard, it is uncomfortable and it is challenging. In fact, when I look back at the times I had to change it always came first with denial and a lack of self-awareness. This was followed by defensiveness, a refusal and rationalization for not changing. At this point I always had a choice. I could 'dig in,' become hardened, defensive, self-righteous, and even bitter – OR – open up, display my vulnerability, soften my heart, and welcome the uncomfortable into my life.|In a book called Sacred Space – The Prayer book for 2020 (pg 241) the commentary for the July 4th reading  Matthew 9: 14-17  complements my reflection on change. "So many opportunities are lost because we, as individuals and as communities, are not ready to leave behind what is no longer valid and useful, and instead we look for painless change. In doing so, we lose both the wine and the wineskins."|Today's reading and message clearly guide me to discover what is useless, step into the uncomfortable, enter into new conversations, soften my heart and welcome change.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, July 4, 2020: 13th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorCostanzo, Cindyen_US Timeen_US 13en_US
dc.subject.local1Amos 9:11-15en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 85:9ab, 10, 11-12, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 9:14-17en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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