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    • Reflection for Friday October 11, 2019: 27th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house (Luke 11:17).|In today's Gospel reading, we learn of Jesus's encounters with the crowd, a crowd who challenges and tests him following ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 13, 2019: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Being a teacher by training, I find myself pondering the notion of enduring understandings, or how it is that we acquire knowledge that lasts a lifetime.  It is an interest of mine because I see so many examples in society ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 11, 2020: 23rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ron (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Many years ago, before I was a college professor or a Catholic school diocesan administrator, and even longer before my first job as an assistant principal in a Catholic high school, I was a music teacher (or, as I liked ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 1, 2021: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ron (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you. - Mark 5:19|Today's Gospel reading is an interesting one, for sure, and the imagery of the story almost seems more fit for the big ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 17, 2020: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1:2).|Being a teacher by training, and a scholar by profession, the ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 18, 2020: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |I once heard a scholar proclaim that Catholic culture is dead; that it lies in ashes before us.  The scholar went on to explain that the pervasive moral relativism that exists in contemporary society has decimated Catholic ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 2, 2020: 3rd week in Easter. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      To whom shall we go? (John 6:68)|In today's Gospel, we see Jesus' many followers struggling to accept the truth of his teaching.  Jesus heard them murmuring among themselves how hard it was to accept his teachings and to ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 7, 2021: 3rd Week in Lent. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      This reading is coming soon. Here is one for this Sunday, by Andy Alexander, S.J., in 2015.|Lord, you have the words of everlasting life. (John 6:68c)|Jesus knew Chapter 58 of the book of the Prophet, Isaiah, which we read ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 9, 2020: 14th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      Do not take gold or silver for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. (Matthew 10:10)|Lately, I have become inspired by the idea of long-distance kayak trekking, and (to the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday November 12, 2019: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Years ago, I was an assistant principal in a Catholic high school in New Hampshire.  The school, which was part of a network of schools of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, was intentional with its stakeholders about ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 12, 2020: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Maureen McCann Waldron on these readings in 2000.|"If your brother should commit some wrong against you...."|"Mom!  Do you know what Jack did to ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 18, 2020: 3rd Week of Lent. 

      Fussell, Ronald (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      Whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. – Matthew 5:19|As a Catholic who is a teacher by training, and not an accomplished theologian, I find one of the most inspirational ...