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    • Reflection for Friday, April 14, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      They Rock Our World||What is it about those people who seem to skate through life, focussed on God and living simply? They pass through our lives showing us easier ways of living and more meaningful connections to God and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 16, 1999: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      When I hear this response from Psalm 27 I instantly think of Curly from the popular 80's movie City Slickers. You remember the part when Curly held up his one finger and stated that there's just "one thing" to figure out ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 8, 2002: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      With his whole being he loved his Maker and daily had his praises sung.|Today's reading from Sirach speaks about the legendary David. You have to wonder where the legends and reality of David's life story meet. As the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 16, 2001: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Today's readings highlight Joseph and Jesus who came to greatness through slavery. Joseph and Jesus are similar in that they were betrayed by loved ones. Other similarities that grab my attention are the fact that both ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 1999: 5th week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice. Psalm 18||We have all experienced times in our lives when the world seemed to be closing in around us. It could have been work related, family problems, or ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 27, 1998: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      IT'S NOT ABOUT FEAR|I watched the popular movie Armageddon the other night. The events of the movie, contrived as they were, touched me with the possibility of the world's end. This seems to be a prominent theme in our ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 30, 2001: St. Andrew, Apostle (34th week in Ordinary Time). 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Today is the feast of St. Andrew the apostle. Andrew lived in Bethsaida of Galilee and had a brother Simon (renamed Peter). Both were fishermen, yet Andrew reportedly followed John the Baptist which likely led him and later ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 26, 2001: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      In light of the recent tragedies it seems like we are consumed with horrific losses, America's counter-attacks and terrorist threats of further violence. Terrorism, war and fear have been thrust into everyday conversation ...
    • Reflection for March 7, 2003: Friday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Today the Church commemorates the life and death of two martyrs, Perpetua and Felicity, who were persecuted in Carthage in 203. The Roman emperor in Carthage had issued an edict that no one was to become a Christian. Vibia ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 18, 2000: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Entering into the birth of Jesus|I have always been amazed at the birth story of Jesus. When I was a child the nativity scene with the animals gathered around the baby filled my thoughts. As I grew older, I wanted to be ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 3, 2003: 4th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.||Have you ever asked yourself if others would understand the activities you were doing? Many Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Blaise by having our throats blessed ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 8, 2000: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Today's readings remind me of a time when I was attending college and had connected with a devout Catholic family. I vividly recall an episode when the father was ranting about Catholics receiving communion in the hand. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 19, 2003: 5th week in Easter. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      We will come to him and make our dwelling with him.||The Jesuits have a practice of making a retreat once a year. It is an essential practice that allows them time to be alone with God, renew themselves and to get refocused ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 18, 2002: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      "You have lost the love you had at first."||Today's first reading is from the book of Revelation. I must admit that much of this book confuses me, but there are also parts that stand out clearly. Today's reading speaks ...
    • 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, August 18, 2001: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Today's gospel passage (Matthew 19:13-15) is a short one about Jesus welcoming the children. He scolded the disciples that tried to hinder the children. Some characteristic about children made Jesus exclaim, "The kingdom ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 8, 2001: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Conception of the Virgin Mary|Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception. This Church feast recognizes that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin. Not being subject to original sin ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 16, 1999: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      God, Can You Relate?||A funny thing happened to me in a most recent spiritual direction session. I began by discussing my prayer time with the director, and before I knew it, I started sharing truths about myself that ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 26, 2001: 6th week in Easter. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001)
      Today's reading from John's gospel is part of Jesus' Last Supper Discourses. In these discourses Jesus attempts to prepare his disciples for the coming events and make clear his role in strengthening the relationship between ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 26, 2002: Feast of St. Stephen, first martyr. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Christmas Page|On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me. . .|Today millions of people will be returning gifts they received for Christmas. Millions will brave the crowds to get the gift they really wanted. ...