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    • Reflection for Thursday, August 2, 2012: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-08-02)
      Today's scripture readings seem to be about God using mundane, everyday things to get a message across to us. Jeremiah is sent to the potter's house. The Lord tells Jeremiah, "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, August 2, 2018: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-08-02)
      In today's readings there are two powerful images that are used to describe humans and God. We are like clay and fish. God is like a potter and a fisherman.|First, the potter and the clay. Jeremiah watches a potter forming ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, August 3, 2000: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-03)
      I was on a retreat in my early 20's, frankly having a great time socializing and not really into the religious aspects of the weekend. But there was a time on the weekend when we were given (horror of horrors, at the time) ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, August 3, 2006: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-08-03)
      What does Jesus mean when he implies that we should be like the "head of a household who knows how to bring forth from his storeroom both the new and the old"? Even though he is talking to his disciples and speaks of any ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 28, 2016: 17th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-07-28)
      Jeremiah presents the image of a potter at the wheel in today's first reading. In my imagination the potter's workroom is filled with sunlight. His foot pumps the wheel in a steady rhythm. He hums a little as he shapes and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 29, 1999: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Super, Richard (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-07-29)
      Today's readings speak to me about service, giving of oneself to others for the greater glory of God. Moses serves his people by listening to God's voice and then following His instructions in building a Dwelling for the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 29, 2004: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-07-29)
      My Mother used to say that Martha received a 'raw deal' from Luke the Gospel writer, and possibly from Jesus, himself. (She would have been careful about leveling any such charge at Jesus, however, respectful and full of ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 29, 2010: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-07-29)
      Today's reading from Jeremiah is one of great reassurance for me. We are clay in the hands of God the potter. The potter keeps working the clay until he is satisfied with the object he has made. So too God works on us until ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 30, 2020: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-07-30)
      |In college I took a semester of pottery. I am a creative person who has thrived in art classes before and I came into this class excited about what I could create with a new medium. Lo and behold, working with clay on a ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 31, 2008: St. Ignatius of Loyola. 

      Gaston, Maria Teresa (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-07-31)
      Today's gospel parable of the final judgment and Jeremiah's image of us as clay in the hands of the potter lead me to reflect on discernment on this feast of St. Ignatius.||How do I know God's will for my life?|Isn't that ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 31, 2014: Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus. 

      Simmons, Joe, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-07-31)
      The psalmist writes for Mass today,|||Put not your trust in princes,|in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation. |When his spirit departs he returns to his earth;| on that day his plans perish.||~||The astute student ...