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    • Reflection for Friday December 21, 2018: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      As a child, when I was afraid, or if I had a bad dream, I remember hiding under my bed.  It never took too long for my parents to find me, bring me out, and because I trust them, my feelings of fear were always for a brief ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 15, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |We are only five months into the year, but it feels like we have repeated each day twice making our days seem longer.  It seems to be one of those long days today, so I took a moment to visit with Jesus. I had little ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 25, 2020: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Recently, I found myself thinking about family and friends who have died in the past couple of years.  I remembered singular moments that made me smile…. a comment, a joke, a compliment, laughter, and even moments of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 13, 2018: 19th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      When we are presented with information, whether it is in the form of a vision, a dream, a conversation, how many of us can say that we truly understand the implications of that information, or that we received that information ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 6, 2020: Epiphany of the Lord (US). 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      "When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee … and went to live in Capernaum by the sea."|Matthew 4:12|I often watched my friend, Jesus, when he first returned to us in Capernaum after John was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 9, 2017: 27th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      |I tried to imagine what it would be like to be swallowed by a large fish, remaining in its belly, and then getting vomited out.  But wait, don't we all have a similar experience when we are going through a difficult time ...
    • 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 October 13, 2018: 27th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it" How many times have we gone to church and heard a homily or sermon based on the scripture, and heard about how we could be better people, how we could serve more, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 18, 2020: 15th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |As we live our lives, there are just some people, who, for whatever reason, tend to do wicked things.  They are usually cooking up some well-practiced way to harass other people or drag everyone down.  These people wo do ...
    • Reflection for Sunday June 2, 2019: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      At first glance, the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Easter look like endings, and are somewhat anticlimactic; so, I closed my eyes.  I wanted to feel different about the readings, so I asked someone else to read them ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 3, 2021: Epiphany of the Lord. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |My friends, co-heirs, co-partners, fellow travelers…….Christ is with us, and we are filled with joy and hope.  As the Christmas season will soon conclude, today's readings invite us to reflect upon what has been revealed ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 12, 2017: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      In this world where good and evil can occupy the same space, we must be wise and vigilant.  In this world where stately roses and disruptive weeds can share the same garden, we must be wise and vigilant.  In this world ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 1, 2018: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |From David to his Son, Solomon; from Jesus to his disciples; there is a continuation of the act of missioning.  It is now our turn. We are all being missioned into the world, and we are asked to take nothing with us except ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 12, 2020: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |As a student, I have found myself depending more and more on the generosity and kindness of friends, family, and strangers to get me through each year.  I am grateful to be surrounded by people who won't turn away from ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving Day (USA). 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |As I reflected on the story of the ten lepers Jesus healed, I found myself thinking about the many times I didn't turn around to say thank you to a friend, my parents, and God for all the graces and mercies I have received ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday February 26, 2019: 7th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      So, once again Jesus tries to tell his disciples about his death and resurrection, but they were afraid; they blocked what Jesus said and went on as usual.  At first, I wondered, 'why didn't they ask questions? Why didn't ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 19, 2017: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      We have all found ourselves praying fervently in time of need – praying with all our heart; longing and waiting.  Sometimes, it seems that after all our prayers there is nothing but silence.  How many times in our lives ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 23, 2021: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |When we hear the word of God, and we let it soak into the driest parts of our soul, we will feel God as near to us as our beating heart. The word of God is purposeful; It travels from the pages of each passage to our heart ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 12, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Have you ever been in a room full of people and wondered if your presence was significant?  Have you ever been around even one other person who made you question the power of your internal beauty and your uniqueness?  Have ...