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    • Reflection for Friday, April 11, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      The reading from Jeremiah reminds us that God is with us during difficult times, though I often fail to look for and seek God at such times. When faced with a difficult situation, I can easily get bogged down in recriminations, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 22, 2012: 11th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Treasure!|In Matthew's Gospel for today, Jesus says "do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth." I know from experience that fruit can spoil, cars can rust, and clothes can quickly go out of style! So what do I ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 30, 2014: 6th week of Easter. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |Trust in God and share Good News | In the first reading from Acts, Paul is told "do not be afraid and do not be silent." The Lord assures Paul, "I am with you." This message is meant for us, for we are not called to live ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 18, 2013: 1st week in Lent. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      When I reflect on the words, "be holy" as a call to be like God, because God is holy, part of me wants to run far away. I want to say that I can't do this, that I can't be holy like God because I'm NOT God - end of story! ...
    • Reflection for Thurday, November 13, 2014: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |In his letter to Philemon, who owns the slave, Onesimus, that Paul is sending back to his master, Paul tells Philemon that he has "experienced joy and encouragement from your love." Paul reminds Philemon that though he ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 18, 2014: 6th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      “Blessed are they who persevere in temptation, for when they have been proved, will receive the crown of life.” Most of us want that crown of life, but do we want to persevere when we are being tempted by our darker side? ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 9, 2013: 14th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The first reading tells us of Jacob wrestling with an angel and of not letting go until the angel blessed him. Jacob is on a journey to meet his brother Esau, whom he had wronged by stealing his birthright, long ago. So ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 17, 2013: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      As I read and reflected on Jesus' raising the son of the widow of Nain, I was struck by what Jesus did and how he cared for the woman who had lost her son. First, there are two groups on the road; there is the group of ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 10, 2013: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The reading from Acts today reminds me that we Christians are all called to share the Good News about Jesus. Some of the apostles had been arrested for preaching about Jesus, and had been placed in a public prison. The ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 12, 2012: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      See below: The words of Pope John Paul II during his 1999 visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. | |It's amazing to consider that God wants to join with us humans and that God desires us so much many of us can ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, January 14, 2015: 1st week of Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The reading from Hebrews reminds us that Jesus has come to free us from the fear of death and from the slavery of fear. I need to hear that Good News, because I sometimes fear that my children will not find the meaning and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 9th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The reading from Tobit reminds me that life is difficult sometimes, and that I need to bring my sorrows, my tears, and my struggles to God. I used to think that God might not want to hear my list of troubles, but I believe ...