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    • Reflection for January 10, 2019: Thursday after Epiphany. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Strengthened for the Mission|Today's gospel passage from Luke portrays Jesus stepping out into his mission, his public life, defining that mission by way of the words from Isaiah.  All the events that follow, all his ...
    • Reflection for April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Risen with Him|On this Easter day we want to receive the news of Jesus Risen not as an announcement of an event from long ago and far away.  We want to receive this Good News now:  "This, today, is the day the Lord has ...
    • Reflection for April 5, 2015: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      We Are Witnesses|Despite the passage of time, the words we hear today from Peter's speech as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles vibrate with all the joy, the power and the conviction that must have impressed those first ...
    • Reflection for Friday November 9, 2018: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Waters of Joy|I hold in my imagination a photo sent from someone who works in mission territory.  Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, the village where he serves was able to dig a well and to provide a hand pump to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 28, 2014: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |What Lasts|As we draw ever nearer to the end of the liturgical year, the language of the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of Luke continue to paint vivid pictures of "the end":  cosmic battle, great tribulation, judgment ...
    • Reflection for May 15, 2016: Pentecost Sunday. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      |Healing Our Fear|Various affections are at work within the human heart that move us to do some things and to avoid others.  Certainly one of the strongest influences on us is fear.  We instinctively move away from what ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 6, 2020: Epiphany of the Lord (US). 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Falling Down and Being Lifted Up|In the Nativity scenes we set up in churches and homes we are familiar with the three figures that make their appearance today, joining the figures of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 25, 2015: 8th week of Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The One Thing|As Jesus and the man enter into conversation about eternal life, we quickly sense that the conversation will take an unexpected turn.  When the man acknowledges that he has kept the commandments "from my ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 21, 2018: 3rd Week in Easter. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |The Hard Saying|"This saying is hard; who can accept it?"  Anyone who has read the New Testament knows that Jesus says some challenging things.  If we were to create a list of sayings most likely to be labeled as "hard," ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 4, 2020: Independence Day (United States). 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      The celebration of Independence Day in the United States this year will inevitably bear the weight of two unexpected but deeply impacting occurrences: the global pandemic which has come to our shores from elsewhere and, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday March 10, 2019: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Setting Captives Free|In many ancient civilizations, the interactions of their gods with human beings were often characterized by caprice and inconsistency as well as distance.  By contrast the God revealed to our ancestors ...
    • Reflection for Sunday October 27, 2019: 30th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      What Do We See?|I am drawn by a detail in today's gospel.  It has to do with eyes, with what the main characters are seeing.  It is striking that the Pharisee sees the tax collector.  His eyes are roving about as he prays ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 10, 2016: Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      With Jesus before the Father|Luke's account of the baptism of Jesus admits us to the secret depths of Jesus' relationship with his Father. There, not only is he "reminded" of his identity as Beloved Son, but the Father's ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 10, 2021: Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Here is My Servant|Once again, the wonderful days of the Christmas season have filled us with confidence and hope through the Good News of the Gospel: "The Word became flesh and dwelled among us."  This Word is Jesus, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 5, 2020: Epiphany of the Lord (US). 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Falling Down and Being Lifted Up|In the Nativity scenes we set up in churches and homes we are familiar with the three figures that make their appearance today, joining the figures of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 1, 2015: All Saints, Solemnity. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      "Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face." |Among the marvels of our modern and very rapid communication technology, one of the most outstanding is the ever-increasing ability to not simply speak with someone, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, October 19, 2014: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |What Belongs to God?|The answer given by Jesus to those who questioned him in an attempt to entrap him sounds like a clever way out of a no-win situation.  If Jesus says that taxes should be paid, he is a friend of the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 20, 2015: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The Focus of Our Love|"'What were you arguing about on the way?'  But they remained silent." |In the silence that follows the simple question of Jesus, we cringe along with the disciples, almost intuiting the truth which ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 6, 2020: 23rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The Measure of Love|Perhaps we can best appreciate today's gospel passage by recalling that it is immediately preceded by the parable of the lost sheep.  In that passage, the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep and goes ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 10, 2015: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Mercy: Closing the Gap|The portion of Isaiah's prophecy that we hear today vividly sketches the stark contrast between God and the people of Israel.  Isaiah, speaking the word of the Lord, refers to Israel as a "worm" and ...