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    • Reflection for Friday December 7, 2018: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-07)
      Advent, a time of waiting in hope. This hope is not simply wishful thinking or an optimism that things will turn out okay. Our hope is based on God's promise of salvation and on the faith that God will not let us down.|Today's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 2, 2005: 1st week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-12-02)
      "On that day the deaf shall hear...and the eyes of the blind shall see..."|| The weekend before Thanksgiving I had a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving/Advent experience of being on retreat at a spirituality center in the woods ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 2, 2011: 1st week in Advent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-12-02)
      Today is Friday of the First Week of Advent. This is a season of waiting, a time to live by faith, trusting that God will soon act on behalf of his people.||I have never been a very patient person. My mother used to rattle ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 2, 2016: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-12-02)
      We enter Advent hopeful and anticipatory!  Like children waiting for Christmas?   Or is there something else much more meaningful that we can be doing during Advent?  For how much more can we hope?  Isaiah tells us that ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 3, 1999: 1st week in Advent. 

      Callone, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-03)
      The themes for today are ASK, WAIT, and HAVE FAITH.|Isaiah 29:18 says: "In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see."|Psalms 27:13-14 says: "I ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 3, 2004: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-03)
      Two blind men approached Jesus and begged, "Son of David, have pity on us." Jesus was moved and responded simply, "Let it be done for you according to your faith." ||We all carry heavy burdens. In my experience, many of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 3, 2010: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-03)
      "Do you believe that I can do this?" Matthew 9||This is the central question of our Christian lives. To be a follower of Jesus, to accept what he offers us, and to accept our mission to make a difference by loving and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 4, 2009: 1st week in Advent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-04)
      This weekend as I was still in the throes of cleaning up the yard, I marveled at some of the flowers still hanging on and some of the new greenery responding to warmer temperatures. Yet, here I am writing for the first ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 4, 2015: 1st week in Advent. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-04)
      Just imagine the joy the people of Israel must have experienced when the prophet Isaiah told them that a new day was dawning.  A day when the deaf shall hear and the blind shall see and the tyrant will be gone and the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 4, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-04)
      |Psalm response: The Lord is my light and my salvation.|In Advent we celebrate the coming of the Lord into the world and into our lives, but while it is a coming which has already happened it is also one which is happening ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 5, 2008: 1st week in Advent. 

      ter Kuile, Janine (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-05)
      'But a very little while, and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard, and the orchard be regarded as a forest', Isaiah 29:17.||This metaphor used in the first sentence of this passage illustrates the hope of God's salvation ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 5, 2014: 1st week in Advent.. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-05)
      |Sometimes the readings can be confusing.  However, today's readings hit me right between the eyes.  In Isaiah, the Lord encourages believers through Isaiah.  "And out of the gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 6, 2002: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-06)
      The readings from both Isaiah and Matthew are fairly clear, so I would like to focus on the psalm instead. Individual lines here summarize and encapsulate elements of the spiritual life that we can lose sight of in the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 6, 2013: 1st week in Advent. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-06)
      Today is St. Nicholas Day. I am reminded of how much our responses are dependent on our background and context. I grew up in a very comfortable environment in the suburbs. The evening before St. Nicholas Day would involve ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 6, 2019: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-06)
      |My mind kept wandering as I read and reread today's readings.  Usually I spot a theme the first time I go through the readings, but not with today's. There were so many avenues to explore, my mind bounced from idea to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 7, 2001: Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-07)
      First Installment - Stories about our saint today St. Ambrose was a marvelous and colorful character. He was elected bishop of Milan in the mid to late 4th century. Problem was, he wasn't even a Christian! So, he was ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 7, 2007: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-07)
      YAHWEH SPEAKS TODAY!||Yahweh, why is it taking so long? |You promised us new life, peace, healing. |You promised your people since before Isaiah, your healing, |"the deaf shall hear; the blind shall see;| The lowly will ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 7, 2012: 1st week in Advent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-07)
      Isaiah is a prophet, one who sees reality as God inspires him to and who then speaks of that reality as God impels him to. Here Isaiah speaks of the changes that God will operate, and he describes those changes in three ...