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Reflection for Thursday, February 11, 2016: Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-02-11)
Today, with the fresh memory of Ash Wednesday in our hearts and minds the scripture readings speak plainly and bluntly of life and death. While the message is consistent through the readings from Deuteronomy, the psalm and ...
Reflection for Thursday, February 25, 2016: 2nd Week of Lent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-02-25)
A parable is not a picture of reality. It is an illustration using an imagined case to convey a message. But, for the parable to be credible, people must recognize real situations in the imagined one. How credible was this ...
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 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 Monday, November 14, 2016: 33rd Week in Ordinary Time.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-11-14)
Why is it so difficult to ask for help? It seems that society conditions us to think that in order to be strong and smart that we must do it ourselves, without help. Individualism pervades. We teach our children from a ...
Reflection for Friday, December 9, 2016: 2nd Week of Advent.
(University Ministry, Creighton University., 2016-12-09)
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 ...