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    • Reflection for Friday July 12, 2019: 14th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Early summer mornings are my favorite days of the year.  Sitting on my deck, in my suburban neighborhood, there always seems to be a few magical moments when all "human" noise is absent.  No garage doors opening/closing, ...
    • Reflection for Monday March 11, 2019: 1st Week of Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      There is no getting around it, no avoiding it. Some days, I am a goat. I make excuses for not seeing the face of Jesus in the person asking for money at the stop light. I buy something I want, but do not need, when I could ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 21, 2020: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Rising early, Matthew climbs the stairs to the roof of his home.  While saying his morning prayers, he notices the all-too-familiar feelings of emptiness and the effort required to ignore the harsh words whispered behind ...
    • Reflection for Saturday September 14, 2019: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      "Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?", is the question I hear in the reading from the Book of Numbers.  It is not clear to me how long the Israelites have been traveling in the desert, but there is a pattern that begins ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |The smoke from Caiaphas' offering rose upward.  Standing in the Holy of Holies, he spoke to God of the trouble caused by the man called Jesus of Nazareth. |"There has been another incident.  Some say Jesus raised Lazarus, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 16, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In today's gospel reading, Jesus continues his final testament to his friends.  He offers words of caution.  If you choose to follow me, your lives will involve challenges.  Because you are my friends, I offer you a new ...
    • Reflection for Sunday May 12, 2019: 4th Week of Easter. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      The phrase, "We do not learn from our experiences, we learn by reflecting on them," has been attributed to several individuals.  It could easily be attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Ignatius repeatedly emphasizes the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 24, 2021: 3rd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |What was it about the invitation to "Come after me" that caused an immediate affirmative response by Simon, Andrew, James, and John?  They did not ask where they were going.  They did not go home to pack a bag.  Surprisingly ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, July 19, 2020: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In today's reading from the book of Wisdom, we hear that "Those who are just must be kind (Wis. 12:19)." For me, this is the opposite of the message of today's dominant world cultures.  And if I examine world history, it ...
    • Reflection for Thursday October 31, 2019: 30th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Today's reading from the Letter to the Romans, reminded me of my Ignatian Pilgrimage and the time we spent, while in Rome, visiting the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.  Tradition holds that this church was built ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 20, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Eileen Burke-Sullivan for this day in 2014.|Throughout the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the one engaging the process of prayer is counseled to ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 11, 2020: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Reflecting on the readings for today reminded me of something said by Dr. Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., this year's keynote speaker at the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Prayer Luncheon.  Quoting from a sermon ...