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    • Reflection for Friday, April 2, 2004: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Remember the old clich and eacute;, "Talk's cheap"? Perhaps you quoted it to someone you knew. It's been quoted to me more than once. It seems in today's Gospel it is the approach that the Pharisees are using in trying to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 4, 2003: 4th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      We hear a lot today about "profiling"- ethnic, criminal, athletic and so on. In today's reading from the Book of Wisdom we find the Sage profiling the "just one,"- "good people" as opposed to those who are wicked.||It's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 14, 2007: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      In this 2nd week of Advent, the focus is upon developing a more mature understanding of the Season and a deepening relationship with the Lord.||In the Gospel, Jesus asks: "To what shall I compare this generation?" He answers ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 16, 2005: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      I'm sure we are familiar with the adage; "Timing means everything!" So many things fail to make sense unless we locate them in their chronological space. Certain teachings have meaning only in the Old Testament and others ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 8, 2006: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      "...for nothing will be impossible for God." (Luke 1:37)|In his book, "YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL" the author J.B. Phillips makes an air-tight case for why so many people give up their religion. He is convinced that instead of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 4, 2008: 13th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Accounts of cheating in High Schools, Universities, Businesses, etc. are appearing constantly on TV and in daily Newspapers. The methods and opportunities have increased over the years, but I remember in my own high school ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 17, 2011: 11th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      "Remember, where your treasure is, there your heart is also."||In today's gospel it is good to differentiate between which of Jesus' words are to be understood literally and which are to be taken analogously. Jesus begins ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 3, 2005: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      In the Jesuit Gardens at Creighton University stands a greater than life-size statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It has been there for over 85 years. On the base one can read the following inscription:|THANK OFFERING|OF ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 18, 2011: 1st week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      We oftentimes hear the complaint, "The Lord's way is not fair." Maybe in not so many words, but with the same objection we often ask the simple question: "WHY?" A loved one has a sudden heart attack, a teenager is killed ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The message we receive from our Scripture selections today reminds us of the rejection that people oftentimes experience for speaking the truth about their faith. Jeremiah experienced it. He felt the rejection of his friends ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 6, 2009: 31st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      "For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light."||In my Merriam Webster dictionary one definition for "prudence" is "shrewdness in the management of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 24, 2003: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      The message Paul describes in this brief reading from his letter to the Romans has puzzled me for most of my life. How come when I know what is right and resolve to do what is good, I find myself again and again doing just ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 6, 2002: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      We are quite familiar from earlier readings of this week that there were many divisions among the Christians at Corinth. We read that some Christians were loyal to Paul, others followed Apollo's and still others were the ...
    • Reflection for January 6, 2004: Tuesday after Epiphany. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      The Epiphany of the Lord|If you stop to count the number of times the word "love" is used, as either a noun or verb in these three versus of John's letter, one would get the idea that he was convinced it was the essence ...
    • Reflection for January 9, 2013: Wednesday after Epiphany. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      In the first and third Scripture passages we heard in Mass today, there is an interesting connection between "Love" and "Fear". In the Epistle, John tells us that love dispels fear. In the Gospel we learn that the lack of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 10, 2006: Holy Week - Mon. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      In today's reading from Isaiah, we hear the first of three "Servant Songs." It's not clear who exactly the servant might be; the prophet himself, Israel then or sometime in the future or as Christianity has always maintained, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 1, 2003: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      Yesterday we began the new Liturgical year. Today's prophecy from Isaiah helps set the tone for this Season! The hope he envisions for the House of Israel he predicts for "all nations." All nations shall stream toward the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 13, 2003: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      One of the faith messages from today's scriptures concerns vocations. "Vocation" is defined in Webster's New World Dictionary as: "The career to which one feels he is called." If there is a calling, the calling comes from ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 9, 2012: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      The Gospel reading for today's Mass pictures our Lord recruiting men to be the workers in his Kingdom after he has ascended into heaven. As he walks along the shore of the lake he sees Peter and Andrew "casting their nets ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 10, 2006: 14th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      No doubt you will recognize an old adage; "If you want something done, ask a busy person." Today's Gospel records three episodes in which Jesus proved that statement true. At least the Official certainly believed it. It ...