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    • Reflection for Thursday December 6, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-06)
      Foundations – many meanings in many contexts – foundational knowledge, or the foundation of a building, or a non-profit organization that does good works.  A foundation is something that supports other things, usually ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 1, 2005: 1st week in Advent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-12-01)
      Sometimes our collective experience of a current event enables us to hear a text of Scripture with a fresh vividness. Notice how the experience of Hurricane Katrina helps us hear afresh today's Gospel reading, the final ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 1, 2011: 1st week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-12-01)
      "God, you are our eternal Rock!"||Isaiah heralds a familiar image of God as our mainstay in today's reading and is echoed in Matthew's gospel. Yet, I'm drawn to an image of experiences of walking in sand, often finding ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 1, 2016: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-12-01)
      Advent brings a time to take a deep breath, a time to anticipate. But that anticipation also can have us looking back. How did we get to this place? And where does this path lead me?|The reading from Isaiah and the Gospel ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 2, 1999: 1st week in Advent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-02)
      It made me mad recently when Jesse the Body Ventura said in a Playboy interview something to the effect that Christians were losers. But then, I thought, what the heck do I care what Jesse the Body or anyone else for that ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 2, 2004: 1st week in Advent. 

      Crawford, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-02)
      I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior. ||The readings for today set an appropriate tone for an Advent reflection. The readings all ask us to consider where we place our trust. They ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 2, 2010: 1st week in Advent. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-02)
      My dream for our children is that they keep their relationships with each other vital; that there never is anything or anyone who would come between them to destroy their respect, devotion and genuine enjoyment of each ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 3, 2009: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-03)
      What Lasts?||Although we speak often about "time going by quickly" and "things changing," most of us like to think there are some things that endure over time, things that last, things that are solid and can be counted ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 3, 2015: 1st week in Advent. 

      Pierre, Sam (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-03)
      "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock." Matthew 7:24|One week ago, on the day before Thanksgiving in the U.S., I had the supreme honor and joy of ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 3, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-03)
      |"Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 4, 2008: 1st week in Advent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-04)
      The Footsteps of the Poor||Along the U.S. border with Mexico, a wall has been built. Deadlock over immigration gives rise to a high corrugated metal barrier that separates communities. On the U.S. side, little is said. The ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 4, 2014: 1st week in Advent.. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-04)
      |Jesus told us plainly that if we do God's will, we will enter heaven. Seems pretty simple, right? We hear it again and again in scripture and that repetition indicates its importance. Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 5, 2002: 1st week in Advent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-05)
      Just when we U.S. citizens are creating a Department of Homeland Security and moving to tighten up our airline passenger screening and the security of our vulnerable ports, and just when we are marshalling our military to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 5, 2013: 1st week in Advent. 

      Shadle Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-05)
      The readings for today, Thursday, of the First Week of Advent call us to be faithful to the Scripture messages. We are also reminded to be confident in our trust in God. "A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 5, 2019: 1st week in Advent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-05)
      There is strength and confidence that grow from faith. The passage from Isaiah is a confident prayer for deliverance. The Psalm makes the point that trust should be in the Lord. The Gospel is Jesus' call for listening and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 6, 2001: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-06)
      Today is the feast of St. Nicholas. He is a patron saint of Russia and of bakers. We know Nicholas as the model for Santa Claus. Just as Nicholas was generous and merciful with the poor, so too can we be.|You know our world ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 6, 2007: 1st week in Advent. 

      ter Kuile, Janine (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-06)
      Isaiah...the salvation of Jehovah... the prophet of the Gospel.|Order of life. This recurring theme in Isaiah says suffering must come first, then glory. The Jews suffered and cried out for justice time and again. Christ ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 6, 2012: 1st week in Advent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-06)
      In the first reading for today, Isaiah taps into our deep longing to enter into the strong city of our God. Inquiring minds want to know: Who may enter there? What is it like? Where can we find this city?|Each of us has ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 7, 2000: 1st week in Advent. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-07)
      It's one thing to see a images of a flood on television or in photographs or to read about such a catastrophe in a book or even a scripture passage as in today's Gospel but it is another thing to actually be threatened by ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 7, 2006: 1st week in Advent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-12-07)
      A House Built on Rock||In the animated film Happy Feet, the first baby penguin to dive into the ocean had slid on the ice and slipped over the edge. Mumble, the misfit, hit the water first. The other fledglings, stirred ...