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Reflection for Monday, October 24, 2016: 30th Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-10-24)
As I reflected on today's readings, I heard several messages and invitations. The first invitation I heard was to be attentive to how I am crippled, bent over and/or burdened. What is keeping me from standing erect? ...
Reflection for Monday, October 26, 2020: 30th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2020-10-26)
Here in the Midwest as the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, I have prepared my yard for winter and now turn my attention to projects inside my home. Learning about home upkeep is interesting to me, and I ...
Reflection for Monday, November 16, 2020: 33rd week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2020-11-16)
|By definition, the still small voice (1 Kings 19:11-12) is quiet. If you believe, as I do, that this voice is God speaking, it becomes the powerful moral center within our soul. We keep the voice private, even as we have ...
Reflection for March 2, 2017: Thursday after Ash Wednesday.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2017-03-02)
Jesus said to his disciples:|"The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected|by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,|and be killed and on the third day be raised."|Then he said to all,|"If anyone wishes to ...
Reflection for Thursday, March 16, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2017-03-16)
Today's Gospel reading tells the very familiar story of the rich man who knew, but virtually ignored Lazarus. We are reminded of Matthew 25:40 "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and ...
Reflection for Wednesday, October 12, 2016: 28th Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-10-12)
It was Christmas Day 1995. I was fresh out of the Jesuit novitiate, doing my graduate studies in education in Goa, India. I was looking forward to a sumptuous community lunch when my provincial, Fr. Gregory Naik, came to ...
Reflection for February 10, 2005: Thursday after Ash Wednesday.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2005-02-10)
"I am offering you life or death . . . choose life then . . ."|Put in so many words, who wouldn't choose life?|Why was it necessary for Moses to warn the Israelites (and us) not to be "drawn into worshiping other gods"? ...
Reflection for Thursday, March 16, 2006: 2nd week in Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2006-03-16)
From the day we were born, we learn to trust and depend on others and things of this world. The very first steps we take, the first words we speak, the first food that we eat, all depends upon someone teaching us how to ...
Reflection for March 6, 2014: Thursday after Ash Wednesday.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2014-03-06)
|Each day we make choices. Not all of them are labeled so clearly: "life and prosperity" or "death and doom". |On our farm equipment, we have lots of warning labels announcing dangers and hazards to avoid. These signs raise ...
Reflection for Thursday, March 15, 2001: 2nd week in Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2001-03-15)
Heinrich Aldegrever|Lazarus Begging for Crumbs from Dives's Table|German, 1552|Pen and brown ink, brown wash, traces of black chalk, incised for transfer.|J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles