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    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 19, 2008: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-19)
      "The scribes and the Pharisees... all their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels."Matthew 23||We may not know what a phylactery is or how to lengthen a tassel, but when ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 23, 2016: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-02-23)
      Today's reading focus on changing one's ways.|The reading from Isaiah is both an offer of reconciliation and a threat of chastisement for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. The chapter from Isaiah contains more than what ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 26, 2002: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-26)
      TURN TOWARD GOD AND OTHERS||We begin today's readings with Sodom and Gomorrah and God's exhortation to the people:|"...wash yourselves clean, cease doing evil,| learn to do good; make justice your aim" This is a great ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 26, 2013: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-26)
      Their Words are Bold but their Deeds are Few||The "scribes and the Pharisees" are the group in the gospels that everybody loves to hate. By that I mean that we identify them as a group of people who often seem to be at ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 27, 2018: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-02-27)
      During the season of Lent, the Lord invites us to "set things right."  In Isaiah it definitely sounds like we are given a choice.  But we might also read that it is an ultimatum.  Still, I think that if we are more discerning ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 10, 2009: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Callone, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-10)
      "Hear the word of the Lord, . . . Wash yourselves clean! |Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; Cease doing evil; learn to do good. |Make justice your aim; redress the wronged, |Hear the orphan's plea, defend the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne A. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-03-10)
      A Clean Heart|`|"Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord." (Isaiah 1:18)|Spring dawdles and finally shows up.  Winter clutter is shoved to the back of the closet.  Windows crack open to freshness stirring in the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 13, 2001: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-13)
      Their Words are Bold but their Deeds are Few|The "scribes and the Pharisees" are the group in the gospels that everybody loves to hate. By that I mean that we identify them as a group of people who often seem to be at odds ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 14, 2006: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-14)
      This second week of Lent finds America's upper Midwest unseasonably warm and dry. Tulips are pushing their fingers prematurely into the sunlight; trees are budding as squirrels surrender their winter apartments; and students, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 14, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-14)
      Orthodox Christians joke that they can always identify the new converts; they are the ones looking forward to Lent! I am a Latin rite deacon but am bi-ritual and serve not only my own parish but the Omaha Byzantine Catholic ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 18, 2003: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-03-18)
      Saint Cyril of Jerusalem - (315-386 A.D.) Bishop of Jerusalem falsely accused in the Arian controversy of the Church; he spent half of his episcopate lifetime defending himself. In 1822 he was declared a Doctor of the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 18, 2014: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-03-18)
      |One of the hardest things for church-goers to grasp is that, often, the readings are talking about us - as well as to us. This is not because their inspired authors could see ahead thousands of years, but because human ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 2, 1999: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-02)
      Today's readings are hard-edged, clear, uncompromising. No comfortable ambiguity. No "ifs, ands or buts," as my mother used to say.||My habit when I encounter readings like these is to think first of all the people I know ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 2, 2010: 2nd week in Lent. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-02)
      It's easy to see that Isaiah is rather perturbed at the people of Israel. He even goes as far as to refer to the leaders as "princes of Sodom" and everyone else as the "people of Gomorrah." Yikes! ||Are we to take this ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 2, 2021: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-02)
      |Today's readings share a common theme, a call for renewal. The passages from the first chapter of Isaiah point out the hypocrisy of external acts of ritual practiced along side injustice. The Psalm continues the rebuke ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 21, 2000: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-21)
      Who is being glorified?|I have met many Christians along the journey who got tangled-up in living this teaching by Jesus. On one end of the spectrum we have the scribes and Pharisees who put on the show but do not serve. ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 22, 2011: 2nd week in Lent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-22)
      Today's scripture readings seem to speak of sin, confession and forgiveness. The Lord speaks through Isaiah to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah (two pretty sinful places) telling them, Wash yourselves clean! Though your ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 3, 2015: 2nd week of Lent. 

      Shea, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-03)
      I remember when I defended my thesis. My family came and hung outside the conference room while my thesis committee grilled me on the finer points of evolutionary biology and parasites. After a successful defense, I invited ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 5, 2007: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-05)
      "Stop judging ..." How ironic that I read those words in today's Gospel, just as I have collected a stack of essays to grade. Of course I have to read and judge these students' understanding of the assigned material, and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 6, 2007: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-06)
      The Reflection on today's Readings came easy because of hearing a colleague and friend speak last week on one's calling in life and integrating that calling with being Christian and Catholic. I will comment on a few lines ...