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    • Reflection for January 6, 2010: Wednesday after Epiphany. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-01-06)
      Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. ... God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. ... There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. 1 John 4|"Take courage, ...
    • Reflection for April 13, 2001: Good Friday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-13)
      We call this Friday "Good" because on this day we remember how much God loves us. On this day we "celebrate" the passion of Jesus for us. How can we possibly "celebrate" the suffering of anyone, let alone Jesus? Because ...
    • Reflection for April 13, 2014: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-13)
      |Today we enter into Holy Week. The week is made holy by its celebration of Jesus' gift of himself to us and for us. Wednesday, we remember his betrayal. Thursday is a celebration of the gift of the Eucharist and a reflection ...
    • Reflection for April 15, 2017: Holy Saturday Morning (no liturgy) 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-15)
      On Good Friday, there was no Eucharist - simply a communion service, with the Body of Christ from the Holy Thursday Eucharist. On Holy Saturday, there is no liturgy at all. The liturgy this evening is the vigil - the ...
    • Reflection for April 21, 2000: Good Friday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-21)
      We call this Friday "Good" because on this day we remember how much God loves us. On this day we "celebrate" the passion of Jesus for us. How can we possibly "celebrate" the suffering of anyone, let alone Jesus? Because ...
    • Reflection for April 3, 2015: Good Friday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-04-03)
      We call this Friday "Good" because on this day we remember how much God loves us. On this day we "celebrate" the passion of Jesus for us. How can we possibly "celebrate" the suffering of anyone, let alone Jesus? Because ...
    • Reflection for April 4, 2015: Holy Saturday Morning. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-04-04)
      On Good Friday, there was no Eucharist - simply a communion service, with the Body of Christ from the Holy Thursday Eucharist.  On Holy Saturday, there is no liturgy at all.  The liturgy this evening is the vigil - the ...
    • Reflection for April 9, 2009: Holy Thursday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-09)
      If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. |John 13|This day is a very ...
    • Reflection for February 14, 2002: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-14)
      We are in the first four days of Lent. We've just washed the ashes from our foreheads. We have begun a journey that is given shape and direction for us in today's liturgy.|"Today I have set before you life and prosperity, ...
    • Reflection for February 15, 2013: Friday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-15)
      This is the first of the Friday's of Lent. We are in the first four days of Lent. Today we reflect upon the powerful Lenten theme of fasting. During this first part of Lent, the first reading is the key reading and the ...
    • Reflection for February 28, 2001: Ash Wednesday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-02-28)
      Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. Joel 2|Give me back the joy of your salvation, and a willing spirit sustain in me. |Psalms 51 | For our sakes God made him who did not know sin to be ...
    • Reflection for Friday June 14, 2019: 10th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-06-14)
      We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,|that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4|"You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.|But I say to you,|everyone who looks at a ...
    • Reflection for Friday November 1, 2019: All Saints, Solemnity. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-01)
      In the times of great persecutions of the early Church, there were so many martyrs that it was impossible to commemorate each one on an individual day. Eventually, when the Church was given an old Roman temple to "All the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 16, 2010: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-04-16)
      After recalling the Apostles, they had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 25, 2003: St. Mark, Evangelist. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-25)
      Reading these two wonderful Easter Week readings gave me a renewed sense of what we are about during this special week. We have a picture of the "many sides of Peter," which open up for us a reflection upon the "the many ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 15, 2003: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-08-15)
      My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.||For those of us who are Catholics, this celebration of Mary in heaven is so very ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 18, 2006: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-08-18)
      Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, ||"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?"|The trap these Pharisees set for Jesus is to force him into choosing sides in this difficult ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 2, 2002: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-08-02)
      Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house." And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.|On the Jesuit calendar, we remember Peter ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 24, 2001: St. Bartholomew. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-08-24)
      "This man is a real Israelite. There is no guile in him."||This simple portrait of guile-less Bartholomew can give us all great hope and a great challenge. "Guile" is defined as "deceitful cunning." Bartholomew becomes a ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 26, 2016: 21st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-08-26)
      The foolish ones, in taking their torches, brought no oil along, but the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their torches. ...|The moral is: keep your eyes open, for you know not the day or the hour. Matthew ...