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    • Reflection for April 19, 2017: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Today's readings continue to recount the amazing events that occurred following the resurrection of Jesus. In the first reading Peter and John are going to the temple as usual for the three o'clock hour of prayer. They ...
    • Reflection for February 23, 2012: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.|Choose life - that sounds easy enough to do - common sense - why would Moses even say ...
    • Reflection for Friday May 17, 2019: 4th Week of Easter. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Today's gospel is a familiar one. Jesus is having his final meal with his disciples. Knowing his death is near, he is preparing them for the days to come when he will no longer be with them. In this scene, Judas has left ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 27, 2018: 4th Week in Easter. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today’s gospel is a familiar one. Jesus is having a final meal with his disciples, preparing them for the days to come when he will no longer be with them. In this scene, Judas has left and Jesus has just predicted Peter’s ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 27, 2010: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      It seems that this week I, and those around me, have been challenged to make tough decisions and take interpersonal risks. (Just how do we live those Ignatian Values in the workplace anyway?) These may be easy and welcome ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 31, 2012: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      It seems that this week I, and those around me, have been challenged to make tough decisions and take interpersonal risks. (Just how do we live those Ignatian Values in the workplace anyway?) These may be easy and welcome ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 31, 2018: 21st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord|The first reading for today, Paul's letter to the early Christian community in Corinth, is straightforward and unembellished, yet filled with paradox. He reminds them that his ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 3, 2015: St. Thomas, Apostle.. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      "We have seen the Lord!"|There are many things in life we have to "take on faith" but I don't think our faith should be one of them! Our faith needs to engage our heads and our hearts; a healthy skepticism will help us ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 25, 2018: 7th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      All this week we have been reading the Letter of Saint James, an exhortation filled with guidance and instruction to early Jewish Christians about how to live their new life in Christ, especially while awaiting the Lord's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 11, 2011: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      "The Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God" ||The first reading today from the Book of Wisdom is as poignant and relevant today as it was when it was written centuries ago, full of amazement regarding human inability to recognize ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 14, 2016: 28th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      "In Christ we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, we who first hoped in ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 16, 2009: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known."||Today's readings speak to me of trust - especially the watchful, waiting, care-full listening and attentiveness that faith invites ...
    • Reflection for March 5, 2014: Ash Wednesday. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      | As I read and prayed over today's readings for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, I kept hearing the gentle but firm invitation to "come home!" "Come home to the One who loves you!"| As if I had been on ...
    • Reflection for Monday April 8, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Today's first reading from the Old Testament is the story of Susanna and the Judgment of Daniel. Susanna, a beautiful and pious woman, is falsely accused and sentenced to death by religious elders. She is convicted by their ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 25, 2011: St. Mark. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      Today's gospel has two very different responses to the mystery of the empty tomb.|| In the past week, we have revisited Jesus' passion and death and celebrated God's raising him from the dead. It is sometimes a challenge ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 24, 2009: St. Bartholomew. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      "Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom."||Here we are at the beginning of a work week - and for all of us at Creighton University, like many campuses throughout North America at this time ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 29, 2016: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Many years ago I lived in a small town in Montana.  I had just graduated from Creighton University and found a service opportunity with Catholic sisters on a Native American reservation. The population of the town was about ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 2, 2013: 1st week in Advent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      "On that day, the branch of the Lord will be luster and glory, and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor for the survivors of Israel." Is 4:2|| I'm fairly certain these words did not inspire hope in the folks ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 25, 2017: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown. …the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed…|For a Child is born to us…. they name him Wonder-Counselor, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 3, 2011: 2nd week in Christmas. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      Beloved, we are God's children now ... |What a startling proclamation we hear in today's first reading! After weeks of family dinners, workplace parties, social gatherings, sporting events and other holiday festivities ...