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    • Reflection for April 12, 2017: Wednesday in Holy Week. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      There is quite the juxtaposition between the Old and New Testament readings today. In Isaiah's reading, which complements the Good Friday Suffering Servant reading, I see a dedication to God no matter what the cost. There ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 9, 2016: 2nd Week of Advent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      These readings in early Advent are perfect for the season. I am to take time during the season to sit back and reflect on the coming Messiah. The passage from Isaiah is clear, God teaches and we follow As Isaiah states if ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 26, 2013: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      Initially this parable appears straightforward. The call is to listen in my heart and respond properly to the "word of the Kingdom". It is even appears simpler in conjunction with the first reading. God's plan to draw ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 4, 2013: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      Today's readings are not what I anticipated on the Memorial of Saint Francis. The first reading expounds upon disobedience to the Lord and the failure of the kingdom of Israel to listen to the prophets through the ages. ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 2, 2016: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      The readings today speak about my new relationship with Christ. In the first reading from Corinthians we learn that as servants of Christ, we must be trustful stewards of the mysteries of God. In the Gospel reading we are ...
    • Reflection for March 29, 2016: Tuesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      The last two months has taken me from Lent to the Triduum to Easter Sunday. I was quite pleased to see the resurrection story once again proclaimed in the daily readings. Holy Week was again moving and impactful. Hearing ...
    • Reflection for Monday September 24, 2018: 25th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The psalm response:  "The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord," speaks to the core of both of today's reading. The Old Testament reading from Proverbs offers us an example of the proper way of living. We are ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 17, 2020: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The Gospel stands out to me in today's readings. With COVID I have been spending a lot more time in Lectio Divina. For weeks the passages I've been meditating and contemplating have contained a similar message. This ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 31, 2015: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Faith seems to resonant within me as I read todays readings.|The reading from Thessalonians tells me that there is no need to "worry about those who have fallen asleep." We are assured we will rise from the dead. How am I ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 1, 2014: 1st week in Advent.. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |These readings strike me as a perfect fit for the first week of Advent. The reading from Isaiah is not only prophetic to all who read it but inviting to me personally. Perhaps the beginning of the Advent season has put ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 1, 2016: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      God chooses to use an unlikely candidate to show His power and mercy. A possessed wild man that people undoubtedly avoided and probably feared by his community made for an odd choice. My thoughts on the Gospel reading is ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 4, 2016: Independence Day. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      Many themes strike me in today's readings. The words of peace and justice stand out. This being the celebration of the United States' founding, the readings are timely. In Isaiah, justice, peace, calm and security become ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 15, 2020: 11th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Much has passed in the last few weeks. The Corona virus seems to have peaked but the economic and mental impact is far from over: Two violent deaths that have caught our national attention and riots throughout the country. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 5, 2014: 3rd week of Easter. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      “While reading today’s passages I was struck by my perception of a juxtaposition between Acts and John’s gospel. In the first reading the events leading up to St. Stephen’s martyrdom are related. These events, at first ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 11, 2013: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The readings, as I first studied them, are both point and counterpoint to each other. Both warn of the inherent pitfalls of sin. The Book of Wisdom tells us to "think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in integrity of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 12, 2015: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      It's unusual for me to be drawn to the Psalm when reflecting on the liturgical readings of the day. Yet today's psalm is one of my favorites. "Sing to the Lord a new song for he has done wondrous deeds." He has indeed done ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 4, 2017: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      Today's Gospel reading reveals Jesus himself and his mission. Jesus proclaims the following: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 24, 2013: St. Bartholomew. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      The readings for the day reinforce in myself the purpose of living and how I need to focus my life. The end goal of the beatific vision comes through clearly. I just celebrated my 60th birthday and that has caused some ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 28, 2013: The Feast of the Holy Innocents. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      As I pondered today's readings I didn't seem to see a connection between the first reading from 1 John and the Gospel. In the first reading there is the reminder that we are all sinful and if we don't face this reality "we ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 21, 2018: 15th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today's readings and the psalms scream for justice. Both the Old Testament reading and the psalms portray the wicked as overbearing in their drive for possessions and power. This is not much different than today. Human ...