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    • Reflection for Thursday, September 9, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |What amazing and beautiful readings we have today, on the feast day of St. Peter Claver. The readings are prescriptive in how we are to live as Christians. The first reading from St. Paul's letter to the Colossians calls ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 6, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Here on America's Labor Day, I would like to start this reflection by encouraging all readers to keep holy the Sabbath. In our hyperactive, super-stressed, always-busy culture, there are few things we need more than a day ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 8, 2021: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

      Naatz, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Today we honor the birth of Mary.  From Franciscan media we read:   If Jesus is the perfect expression of God's love, Mary is the foreshadowing of that love. If Jesus has brought the fullness of salvation, Mary is its ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 1, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Crawford, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |I will thank you always for what you have done,|and proclaim the goodness of your name|before your faithful ones.|R. I trust in the mercy of God for ever.|I am a pessimist, and my tendency is not to trust in God's mercy ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 12, 2021: 24th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |In the first reading, Isaiah gives a reflection on virtuous suffering. The Psalm is a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for deliverance from desperate situations. The second reading serves as a reminder of the importance ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 7, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |In today's reading, Luke speaks of Jesus' going off alone, praying, returning and calling, naming his twelve disciples.  Men who would become his followers and intimate friends. He calls them by name – some by their given ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, September 5, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Mason, Mirielle (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |In today's Gospel reading, we witness another instance of Jesus healing those in need. We see early on that some people brought a deaf man to Jesus. The man did not bring himself to Jesus and ask to be healed, rather those ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 11, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |When my siblings and I were young, a popular consequence my mom would pass down for misbehavior was writing sentences. And she had a favorite:|Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.|Of ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 4, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Costanzo, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |While Jesus was going through a field of grain on a sabbath,|his disciples were picking the heads of grain,|rubbing them in their hands and eating them.|Some Pharisees said,|"Why are you doing what is unlawful on the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 10, 2021: 23rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Today's Gospel is one that, to be honest, made me squirm a bit. And I think that is just what Jesus intended. I know I am prone to judge others. I measure myself by what I see in others; often, I do it to make myself feel ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, September 2, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |The setting for the gospel reading is fairly clear. Jesus is teaching the crowds, which grow enough that he asks the fishermen, whom he would seem to know somewhat personally, to let him preach from their boat. He then ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 3, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Today's first reading speaks of the visible and invisible realms.  In my youth, I recall a science film that begins with young people sitting in a park.  The camera moves above and away from them, demonstrating exponential ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 30, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      Set Free by the Spirit|"The spirit of the Lord…has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor."  (Luke 4:18)|Called to a mission of healing and teaching, Jesus was gone for a while.  The folks back home had heard stories.  ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 28, 2021: 21st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |As I reflected on today's gospel reading my attention was drawn to the servant who had been entrusted with one talent. This servant perceived the master as a demanding person, who harvested where he did not plant and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 20th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, here is reflection from our archives by Andy Alexander, S.J. for this day in 2011. It is I who sent you. - Judges 6 "It will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of ...
    • Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 12-18, 2021 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      "So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." -Luke 7
    • Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time: Sept. 5-11, 2021 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.." -Luke 6
    • Reflection for Sunday, August 22, 2021: 21st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Jesus then said to the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?|Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.|We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 20, 2021: 20th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |The Pharisees in Jesus' time were considered law abiding citizens. In today's Gospel they come to Jesus after He had silenced the Sadducees in the previous verses of Matthew. They intend to silence Jesus with a rather ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 21, 2021: 20th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Jesus' words in Matthew give us great food for thought: Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.|Motivational speakers and ...