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    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 22, 2010: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      "GIVE ME ONLY YOUR LOVE AND YOUR GRACE"|These words from the St. Louis Jesuits' song, Take Lord, Receive are a strong theme in today's reading. This is one of my favorite songs. I remember singing it at a Jesuit ordination. ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 22, 2021: 25th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |We had a heavy rain all night and the sidewalks are puddly. In returning from my office my squeaky shoes announced that mud and wet were going to follow me up the stairs and into my room, not a good idea. So I removed the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 23, 2009: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      As I pondered today's readings, I was struck by contrast from the first to the last. In the first reading, there is a sense of powerlessness and guilt yet by the last reading, we read of being filled with power as the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 23, 2015: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      As followers of Christ, part of our mission here on earth is to share the good news and point people to God. It is good to take that charge seriously because I believe there are many people, like myself, who are lost without ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 23, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Today's readings remind us that we are hopelessly lost in the darkness without light that comes only from God.|The first reading from Proverbs reflects wisdom about our own nature.  If we are honest, we know that we are ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 24, 2003: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      As I reflect on the readings for today and how they connect in my life, I take comfort and am given guidance in coping with the recent death of my mother from breast cancer. She was only 72, and otherwise very healthy and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 24, 2008: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Dickel, Tim (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Today's readings are from Proverbs 30:5-9, Psalms 119:29,72,89,101,104,163, and Luke 9:1-6. Proverbs tell us that "every word of God is tested," and we should "add nothing to his words." In addition, there is a plea to put ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 24, 2014: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |"Take nothing for the journey…"|The authority Luke speaks of is the authority of relationship.  Jesus gave his apostles the authority, to "cure diseases… proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick."  Jesus offered ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 25, 2002: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Put falsehood and lying far from me, give me neither poverty nor riches; provide me only with the food I need . . . -- Proverbs 30:8||Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet. -- Psalm 119:105|. . . He sent them to proclaim ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 25, 2013: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      ...shake the dust from your feet...||The authority Luke speaks of is the authority of relationship. Jesus gave his apostles the authority, to "cure diseases ... proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick." Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 26, 2001: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schloemer, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      After a period of preaching, teaching, and healing in Galilee, Jesus now commissions and instructs the Twelve to do likewise. He gives them their marching orders, namely, no staff or traveling bag, no bread or money, one ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 26, 2007: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      Today's readings took me in a different direction each time returned to them.||I had an easier time with the reading from Ezra before I read it in context. Initially I saw it as an Old Testament version of St. Paul talking ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 26, 2012: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Psalm 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163|| ... shake the dust from your feet ... |Throughout my life I have moved, relocated, and been transplanted. I have lived under the 'authority' of my parents or with 'authority' over our ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 27, 2000: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      What I want may not be what I need… |On my occasional trips to conferences or to visit our children, I can never be accused of traveling lightly. No matter how hard I try, I always end up packing for all of the ‘what if’ ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 27, 2006: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      The readings from Proverbs and Luke both remind us today how difficult it is to live in this world and also grow closer to God. One also can certainly comprehend the influence these passages must have had on Ignatius as ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 27, 2017: 25th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Here on the Creighton campus we do a lot of work with the Gallup Strength Finders which is grounded in positive psychology and can help individuals and teams be more effective by using their talents and being their authentic ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 28, 2005: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      Nehemiah 2: 1-8 "...How could I not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been eaten out by fire?' The king asked me, 'What is it then that you wish?' I prayed to the God ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 28, 2011: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      The readings today might lead us to ask the question: What do we do in difficult times? Nehemiah is in exile - far away from home - his past life is literally in ruins. Jesus is experiencing potential followers who are ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 26th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Tug-of War contests were a delightful part of our Irish-relative picnics in my youth. A thick rope was held tightly by two teams of eight or nine pullers. All had been properly reinforced with muscle-enhancing food and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 29, 1999: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. 

      Agresti, Al, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      Today's readings challenge us to reflect on how we choose to live our lives, and how we help, or don't help, others to live theirs. The Gospels require that we live our lives not according to an attitude of "live and let ...