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Since 1998, Creighton University has offered Daily Reflections for every day of the year. Each day one of more than 50 Faculty and Staff writers at the university pray with a set of scripture readings and share their personal reflections on them. For recent and upcoming reflections please see the Creighton University Online Ministries web pages.

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Recent Submissions

  • Reflection for Sunday September 1, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Costanzo, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-01)
    |Sirach Chapter 3|My child, conduct your affairs with humility,|and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.|Humble yourself the more, the greater you are,|and you will find favor with God.|Luke 14 7-14|"When you hold ...
  • Reflection for Monday September 2, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-02)
    |Saint Paul wrote to a community of young Christians about the future of those who had died in Christ. He told them that he did not want them to grieve as those who have no hope. We grieve. We cannot help but grieve when ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday September 3, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-03)
    |It may not sound like it at first, but the closing part of the gospel reading is particularly challenging for us today: Jesus speaks and commands with authority and power. When we see flyers announcing lectures, we often ...
  • Reflection for Friday September 6, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-06)
    |Praying with the readings for today, I find myself sitting in my living room looking out our westward facing picture window as the light of day slowly brings the enveloping natural world into focus. Squirrels flick their ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday September 4, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-04)
    |I hear at least two invitations in today's Gospel reading from Luke.  In these verses, we hear of Jesus fulfilling those words from Isaiah we heard on Monday "He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery ...
  • Reflection for Thursday September 5, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-05)
    |These early days in the month of September can be filled with changes.  Here in the Midwest, the weather is starting to change from the warm summer months to the cooler days of fall.  The gardens, trees and flowers begin ...
  • Reflection for Thursday August 29, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-29)
    |We know this story of the terrible end to the life of the great prophetic voice of John the Baptist. John, who was sent to prepare the way for the ministry of Jesus, preceded our Savior in a death at the hands of powerful ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 31, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Naatz, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-31)
    |My wonderful Jesuit priest friend and colleague Fr. Larry Gillick S.J. and I were having a lively conversation about ministry.  We both acknowledged that we began our professional lives with a specific plan in mind, but ...
  • Reflection for Friday August 30, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Gillick, Larry, S. J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-30)
    |A rather humorous thing occurred about an hour ago. I was reading an article about sleeping and dreaming during sleep and how important both sleeping and dreaming are for physical and psychological health. And then! I ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday August 28, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Grassmeyer, Kimberly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-28)
    |Welcome to the Memorial of Saint Augustine! Those of you who have read other reflections of mine know that I am no biblical scholar, but as a Lutheran I'm keenly aware of the impact the Augustinians had on Martin Luther's ...
  • Reflection for Monday August 26, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-26)
    |Sometimes, the Gospel surprises me. Today, Jesus minces no words when he speaks to the crowd and his disciples about the scribes and Pharisees. He calls them hypocrites and blind guides over and over. Strong words. Yet, ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday August 27, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-27)
    |…cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean. (MT 23:26)|Today's readings from scripture ask a poignant question. It's a question that is both fundamental and fair. It is also challenging:|Are ...
  • Reflection for Saturday August 24, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-24)
    |"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" - John|"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"|I was hanging out with Nathanael and some other friends from Cana when I heard, him trashing Nazareth. That wasn't too surprising ...
  • Reflection for Sunday August 25, 2019: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-25)
    |I see today's readings focusing on the spread of the message beyond its initial audience. In the passage from Isaiah, God calls his people together, promises them a sign, and then expects individuals to go out and share ...
  • Reflection for Friday August 23, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-23)
    |I think today's readings have something to say about what it means to be family. Naomi goes with her husband and sons to a foreign land, and the sons marry women, Orpah and Ruth, from Moab where they are living. But the ...
  • Reflection for Thursday August 22, 2019: Queenship of the Virgin Mary. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-22)
    Today is the Octave day of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  Thus the day is celebrated as the memorial of the Mary as Queen of Heaven.  Although set aside as a specific feast in relatively recent years (1954) the title ...
  • Reflection for Thursday August 15, 2019: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary . 

    Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-15)
    |Today's readings accompany the solemnity of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. Pope Pius XII formally announced the assumption as a dogma of the Church in 1950, stating: "We pronounce, declare and ...
  • Reflection for Monday August 19, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-19)
    |Is it really possible to give our lives over to our Lord and Savior and to live for Him?  That question has haunted Christians throughout history.  Today's readings provide clear examples of the results of letting our ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday August 14, 2019: 19th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-14)
    |The story of Maximilian Kolbe is inspiring to me. He was from Poland and was a Conventual Franciscan. He had a great devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and he established a radio station. He travelled as a missionary ...
  • Reflection for Sunday August 18, 2019: 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

    Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-18)
    |The Jesus of today's gospel is a far cry from the smiling, laughing Jesus that greeted me in many church basements growing up. He is also a far cry from the "family values" Jesus that dominates the discourse of so much ...

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