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    • Reflection for April 13, 2007: Friday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      in the Octave of Easter Easter The Gospel Reading of today once again reminds us _ what does it take for each of us to recognize Christ? How many times do we have to be reminded? How many times do we, proverbially, have ...
    • Reflection for December 24, 2008: 4th week in Advent. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      We have spent Advent preparing for tonight and tomorrow --and the future hope that Christ's presence means.||I reflect on selected phrases of today's Gospel -- the themes of being set free, of being shown mercy, of the ...
    • Reflection for February 25, 2012: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      On first reading Isaiah's Reading 1, one immediately notes the parallel to many of the teachings of Christ. The messages of meeting the needs of those 1)who are oppressed, 2)who suffer because of lies against them and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 31, 2007: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      When I read today's Gospel (the parable of the five foolish and the five wise virgins awaiting the wedding feast), I react as I have all the times when I have read this Gospel and/or heard it at Sunday Mass. It is a call ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 18, 2008: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      I reflect on the groups of people who "recognized Christ" for who He was -- it was the large group of people who had gathered to hear his Word and it was the group of people who brought the individual with paralysis. Both ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 27, 2007: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      The first commandment in the Exodus Reading, i.e., "...You shall not have other gods besides me. You shall not carve idols for yourselves..." is as relevant in 2007, the 21st century after Christ as it was centuries earlier ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 28, 2006: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      I apply Matthew's Gospel Reading of today to my life and behaviors. ||When have I sown on the path? When have I heard - but, not understood? What could I have done to understand?||When have I sown on rocky ground? I certainly ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 19, 2010: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      I reflect on the Gospel of today and recognize there are many ways to respond to this - some of which come from my early Catholic education and socialization, some come from being now a woman in one's younger older years, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 20, 2009: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,|| With all your soul, With all your mind, And with all your strength."|In my busy multi-tasking life, how frequently do I do the above?|Do I let other worldly concerns ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 25, 2007: 7th week in Easter. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      I find today's Gospel both enigmatic _ and, somewhat understandable. The enigma _ what did Jesus mean with his three questions which were each stated a little differently _ "Feed my lambs," "Tend my sheep," and, "Feed my ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 17, 2006: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      Today is the Memorial Day for St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Rather than write on the Scripture Readings of today, I'm going to take the personal privilege of reflecting on St. Elizabeth for three reasons - 1) I share her name, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 19, 2010: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The Gospel Reading sparks many memories of hearing this Gospel for years and the homilies given on it. A common theme I have heard is that of the righteous anger of Jesus.||One way to respond to this Gospel is the very ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 16, 2011: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      In today's Gospel Reading, we read " ... Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, ... Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women ... Mary ... Joanna ... Susanna, and others who provided for them out ...
    • Reflection for January 7, 2010: Thursday after Epiphany. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The First Reading and the Gospel capture my attention as I write this on December 21 - because my best friend, Pat Ehrhart, died one week ago. We had a friendship that spanned three and half decades.|Pat lived the message ...
    • Reflection for May 31, 2006: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      Elizabeth said 'Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.' It is not always easy for me to believe that the above will happen. In this Gospel's Reading, two women's strong ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 25, 2008: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      This First Reading takes on special meaning for me because of recent summer travel, i.e., my husband and I returned two nights ago from time in Hungary and Turkey --the latter quite close to the area where this Reading was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 29, 2007: 4th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      I choose to reflect on today's Gospel Reading of the demons, swineherds, and Christ's healing power. I, atypically, spent time reading several Commentaries on this Gospel passage to help me better understand it. For 46 ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 26, 2006: 12th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      The Gospel Reading of today has been increasingly problematic and challenging for me.|"Stop judging, that you may not be judged. |For as you judge, so will you be judged, |and the measure with which you measure will be ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 5, 2008: 7th week in Easter. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      I write this on April 21, 2008 after spending five days in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and watching extensive television coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States. When I read the First Reading ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 9, 2006: 27th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      Today is the day for the Good Samaritan story – the day for us to consider “And who is my neighbor?” There are always two stories in my life that come to mind when I reflect on this Gospel Reading. The stories are decades ...