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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 Thursday, April 1, 2021: Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper. 

    Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-01)
    |Our readings today cover the time of the first Passover, and our continuing link with this memorial many thousands of years later. The Lord told the people at the first Passover that this day "shall be a memorial feast ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, April 10, 2021: Saturday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-10)
    The Gospel reading gives us an abbreviated account of three appearances of the Risen Lord. The first two show how the early church's mission got off to a stumbling start. The risen Christ first appears to Mary Magdalene, ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, April 13, 2021: 2nd Week of Easter. 

    McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-13)
    |What do I seek?|Have you ever caught yourself asking this question? I certainly have - and my answer left me unsatisfied. Among what I came up with were professional advancement, higher pay, a larger house, etc. In a word: ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, April 14, 2021: 2nd Week of Easter. 

    Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-14)
    |For whom are you willing to give up everything to protect, heal, or free?  Whom do you love so deeply and completely that your lives are intertwined powerfully and mysteriously?  We are intertwined with God, and a part ...
  • Reflection for Monday, April 12, 2021: 2nd Week of Easter. 

    Shea, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-12)
    |Most of the world went into lockdown during Lent of 2020. And many of us have felt that Lent of 2020 never really ended and simply spilled over into 2021. So, this year's Lent has felt particularly long for most of us. ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, April 11, 2021: 2nd Week of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday. 

    Titus, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-11)
    |"Peace be with you."  I'm always amazed how certain words or phrases or images immediately capture my attention when I read Scripture.  I often feel like God knows just what I need to hear and when.  The readings today ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, April 7, 2021: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-07)
    |The Easter Octave is a way of entering into the Paschal Mystery in its fullness.  The number 7 in Biblical terms points us to completion and perfection.   The Church has selected Scripture texts during the octave that ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Tuesday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-06)
    |She said to them, "They have taken my Lord,|and I don't know where they laid him."|When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,|but did not know it was Jesus.|Jesus said to her, "Mary!"|She turned and ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, April 3, 2021: The Easter Vigil. 

    Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-03)
    |My hometown parish church features many beautiful stained glass windows.  One of the two largest windows features Jesus in the manger and its counterpart features the resurrected Jesus.  Those windows offered me countless ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, April 4, 2021: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

    Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-04)
    |Easter morning…the Lenten days of fasting, almsgiving and repenting are over.  Christ's resurrection vividly demonstrates that love is always stronger than fear or hate or even death. Certainly, something to celebrate. ...
  • Reflection for Friday, April 2, 2021: Good Friday. 

    Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-02)
    |Since 1984, my one and only job at Creighton University has been to raise funds. One of my first road trips was to San Francisco. Having no fundraising experience, coupled with being a small-town boy in a big city for the ...
  • Reflection for Monday, April 5, 2021: Monday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Naatz, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-05)
    |Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, are racing from the tomb.  What they have just encountered has shaken them to their core.  They are carrying a message from an angel who rolled away the large stone at the tomb's entrance.  ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, April 8, 2021: Thursday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Kavan, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-08)
    |As I write today's reflection, we are nearing the celebration of Easter. Our readings remind us at this time of year of the importance of repentance and the good that comes from accepting Jesus as our Messiah. In the first ...
  • Reflection for Friday, April 9, 2021: Friday in the Octave of Easter. 

    Braddock, Suzanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-04-09)
    |The gospel scene vividly portrays many truths hidden within what is for me a dramatic, almost comedic post-resurrection story.|I imagine Peter and other disciples laboring throughout a hot, steamy night on the Sea of ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-28)
    |A little Latin class for a deeper understanding is offered here. The word for across or over in Latin is "trans."  So many English words begin with these letters or simply "tra". Transitory, transport, tradition, to suggest ...
  • Reflection for Monday, March 29, 2021: Monday of Holy Week. 

    Crawford, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-29)
    What a powerful set of verses we have today!  With all that is going on, it could be easy to lose sight of Lazarus, but this is an individual who deserves our attention.  He certainly had the attention of the Jewish ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

    Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-27)
    |The smoke from Caiaphas' offering rose upward.  Standing in the Holy of Holies, he spoke to God of the trouble caused by the man called Jesus of Nazareth. |"There has been another incident.  Some say Jesus raised Lazarus, ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Tuesday of Holy Week. 

    Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-30)
    |There is a theme of "the right time" running through today's readings. Isaiah speaks of God calling him from birth, making him a sharp-edged sword or a polished arrow, and then hiding him away for later. Jesus tells the ...
  • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

    Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-26)
    |I grew up in a relatively small rural town in Iowa in the 1970s and 80s. When I think of my childhood experiences, it was pretty awesome. I had a great family, there was always food on the table, and I could ride my bike ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, March 25, 2021: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. 

    Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-25)
    |A Body You Have Prepared for Me|The growth of a child in his or her mother's womb remains one of the most ordinary, and at the same time extraordinary facets of human life.  A new and soon-to-be independent creature grows ...

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