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Reflection for Monday, November 30, 2015: St. Andrew, Apostle (1st week in Advent).
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2015-11-30)
Although today's gospel reading from Matthew narrates Andrew's calling for the first time, John's gospel brings that calling back to the very beginning of Jesus' public life and that narrative presents us with some remarkable ...
Reflection for Thursday, October 1, 2015: 26th week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2015-10-01)
Who is a saint? Most of us respond to this question by thinking of martyrs witnessing publicly to faith by enduring excruciating torture leading to eventual death. Very few Christians will ever have this opportunity.|Today's ...
Reflection for Friday, July 24, 2015: 16th week in Ordinary Time..
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2015-07-24)
Today's gospel reading would not require a homily or an online reflection, once Jesus has taken the time and effort to explain the meaning of the parable. What can one say after that? There is not much room for second-guessing ...
Reflection for Saturday, May 30, 2015: 8th week of Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2015-05-30)
Jesus challenged the authorities of the world in his ministry. At first glance his seemingly trick question asking whether John the Baptist's authority came from heaven or was of human origin seems almost too blunt and ...
Reflection for Sunday, March 8, 2015: 3rd week of Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2015-03-08)
Lord, you have the words of everlasting life. (John 6:68c)|Jesus knew Chapter 58 of the book of the Prophet, Isaiah, which we read on the Friday and Saturday after Ash Wednesday. He knew that it was not sacrifices themselves ...