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    • Reflection for Thursday March 21, 2019: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Hopp, Larry (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-21)
      Lent provides a stark reminder of Jesus' agape love for us.  Considering this astonishing gift of salvation, it would seem impossible to understand how we, or anyone else for that matter, could walk away from God.  During ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 21, 2008: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-21)
      We are now nearly through the second week of Lent, our focused time for repentance and renewal. Hope is on the way say Jeremiah and the Psalmist. In reflecting on the readings for today, I was amazed to find that Jeremiah ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 24, 2005: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-24)
      "Blessed are they who hope in the Lord."||Those who put their hope in the Lord and trust in God are blessed, and those who trust only in people are disappointed. Sometimes the desire for immediate gratification gets the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 25, 2016: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-02-25)
      A parable is not a picture of reality. It is an illustration using an imagined case to convey a message. But, for the parable to be credible, people must recognize real situations in the imagined one. How credible was this ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 28, 2002: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Scritchfield, Shirley (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-28)
      Do you ever feel like the "Universe" is conspiring to make you confront issues you need to confront? I didn't always, but I am beginning to wonder ... . Today's scriptures practically leapt off the page to touch my heart ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 28, 2013: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Roedlach, Alex (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-28)
      When reflecting on the text from Jeremiah in today's first reading, it dawned on me that these words clearly show that the frequently heard opposition of faith and science is not supported by Biblical teaching.||God says ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 1, 2018: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-01)
      |Today's readings remind me of the responsibility that come with the privilege I am afforded. I was born into a white, middle class family in the United States. I have a Master's degree and a job that provides not only a ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 11, 2004: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-11)
      The first thought that came to me after reading today's scriptural passages was Barbra Streisand's song "People" from the show "Funny Girl." The lines that kept playing over and over in my head were "people who need people ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 12, 2009: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-12)
      The story of the rich man and the beggar at the gate is so familiar that it probably has lost its power to disturb us - as surely it should. Why? Well, there is no indication in the story that the rich man had broken any ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 12, 2020: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-03-12)
      |As a student, I have found myself depending more and more on the generosity and kindness of friends, family, and strangers to get me through each year.  I am grateful to be surrounded by people who won't turn away from ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 15, 2001: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Selk, Gene (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-15)
      Heinrich Aldegrever|Lazarus Begging for Crumbs from Dives's Table|German, 1552|Pen and brown ink, brown wash, traces of black chalk, incised for transfer.|J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 16, 2006: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Bergman, Roger (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-16)
      From the day we were born, we learn to trust and depend on others and things of this world. The very first steps we take, the first words we speak, the first food that we eat, all depends upon someone teaching us how to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 16, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-16)
      Today's Gospel reading tells the very familiar story of the rich man who knew, but virtually ignored Lazarus. We are reminded of Matthew 25:40 "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 20, 2003: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-03-20)
      Corrective Lenses||How could he not see? Lazarus was "lying at his door." We imagine the rich man having to step over the body of the poor man as he, well-dressed and well-fed, marched into his own home. He is unable to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 20, 2014: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-03-20)
      |As I progress through the Lenten season and take stock of my progress these readings certainly speak to my heart. Jeremiah in particular helps me to remember my priorities in life. God always comes first. Reliance on him ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 23, 2000: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Stockhausen, Gerry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-23)
      Thursday of the Second Week of Lent||One of the things that makes this gospel parable so powerful is its simplicity. All we know about Lazarus is that he is a beggar covered with sores. We don't know if he was one of the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 24, 2011: 2nd week in Lent. 

      ter Kuile, Janine (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-24)
      Sharing your bread with the hungry, Sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, And not turning your back on your own. Isaiah 58:7|In today's reading, Luke's parable says both of these ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 4, 1999: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-04)
      We hear the words of God speaking through the prophet Jeremiah in today's first reading during the Roman Catholic Liturgy. There are presented two geographical landscapes. The first represents those who trust only in ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 4, 2010: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-04)
      Lent for me this year includes the following: no sweets, no alcohol, no snacking, no saying anything bad about others, and additional spiritual reading. My wife and I also plan to add some type of service to the poor of ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, March 4, 2021: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Chiacchere, Colleen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-04)
      |Today is Thursday, in the Second Week of Lent, and we hear the story of Lazarus and the rich man from Luke, Chapter 16.|This story is familiar to us - the unnamed rich man enjoys a life of wealth and overabundance and ...