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    • Reflection for April 1, 2010: Holy Thursday. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The heart of the Holy Thursday Mass comes in the Gospel of John, where John describes Jesus before the Passover feast with the apostles. Jesus knows the end is near. In those last hours with the apostles, Jesus ties a towel ...
    • Reflection for April 13, 2012: Friday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      Eat a good breakfast. That's the common advice to get your day started off right. Breakfast offers fuel to get you going, to help face the challenges and joys of the day. Today's gospel made me think of that adage. Jesus ...
    • Reflection for April 17, 2014: Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      |When my family gathers for a dinner that marks the end of a college student's visit or a departure by a relative, we often call it "The Last Supper." We circle the table to share one last meal with a loved one with gratitude ...
    • Reflection for April 2, 2015: Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Holy Thursday and its readings seem to me to be all about past and prelude, anticipation and foreshadowing, nourishment for body, for heart, for soul. We see the scene set, the past and future as Passover unfolds in the ...
    • Reflection for April 21, 2011: Holy Thursday. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      With Jesus, so often the most important part of his message and of his actions are simple. Simple in the best meaning of the word, a simplicity that resonates in my mind and in my heart and I hope in my actions.||In today's ...
    • Reflection for April 8, 2018: Divine Mercy Sunday. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |Today's Gospel story is a familiar one, the story itself and the familiar term of Doubting Thomas. When I think of Thomas, he carries that doubting tag. Hah, I think to myself, that wouldn't have been me. I don't have to ...
    • Reflection for Friday February 15, 2019: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      It must be hard to be God and man. I felt that when I read today's Gospel. Jesus is preaching and people ask him to lay his hands on a deaf man with a speech impediment. Jesus takes the man away from the crowd and heals ...
    • Reflection for Friday June 28, 2019: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      Who among us hasn't felt lost or broken? We all feel that way sometimes and for many, the feelings happen more than just sometimes. We feel unappreciated and small. We are overwhelmed by the big things and little things ...
    • Reflection for Friday November 8, 2019: 31st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      |Sometimes, I don't understand God. I don't understand the Gospel. What is God trying to tell me in this parable? Bewildered about how to write a reflection on something I wasn't sure I could interpret, I looked up some ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 20, 2007: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a Gospel story that resonated with me as a child. I'm not sure if it's because we drew pictures of loaves and fishes for class or the fact that a young boy played a pivotal role with ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 28, 2009: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      "Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour."||At first, my reaction to this phrase from the Gospel is apprehension. It sounds a little ominous. But the more I think about it, the more I understand ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 3, 2018: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection on this day in 2012 by Andy Alexander, S.J.|And he did not work many mighty deeds there|because of their lack of faith. - Mt 13|We have a remarkable ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 6, 2010: Transfiguration of the Lord. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The readings today center on the Transfiguration of the Lord, when Jesus and three of the apostles go to a mountaintop to pray. But while they are there, Jesus was transformed and there were Moses and Elijah. I always try ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 31, 2015: St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      Today's Gospel works well with the feast of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus and a most remarkable man. In the Gospel, people in the crowd begin to question Jesus' credentials. Who is he to tell them what to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 18, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Dennis Hamm, S.J. from 2011 for this day.|There are just two charcoal fires in the whole Bible, and they are both in the Gospel of John. The first ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 21, 2010: 7th week in Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Follow me.||A simple command. Not a command, really. An entreaty, a beckoning. Come this way. We hear it often. The advertisers say it: Follow me to a good deal. The patient teacher uses her outdoor voice to corral a wiggly ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 8, 2009: 4th week in Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      It must have been tough to be one of the 12 apostles. This gospel brings home to me both the leap of faith these men made over and over again and how Jesus is nearly always patient with them. (I say nearly always because ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 12, 2010: 32nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      I start every morning with a walk with my dog Buster. It's not a long, workout walk, but a walk at Buster's pace. Though I grumble when it gets colder, the time outside as the world wakes also wakes me up and gives me time ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 20, 2015: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      "My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves."|In the gospel, Jesus is speaking of the temple, but it could be my house. Is my home a house of prayer? There certainly are thieves that I let in that ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 22, 2013: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      "My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves."||In the gospel, Jesus is speaking of the temple, but it could be my house. Is my home a house of prayer? There certainly are thieves that I let in ...