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    • Reflection for Wednesday March 20, 2019: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-20)
      Jeremiah seems to have been a younger man than we today imagine a prophet to be. I picture him in the peak of strength and resolve, speaking with authority to the people of Judah and the city of Jerusalem.  They predictably ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 20, 2008: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-20)
      "Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave."||As you read this passage from Matthew, ask yourself who has had the most positive impact on your life ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 23, 2005: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-23)
      Bad things happen to good people!|Jesus goes to Jerusalem knowing that the chief priests and scribes will be waiting to arrest him, to condemn him to death and to hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 24, 2016: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-02-24)
      There are at least two very fruitful prayer settings for us to consider today. |First, Jeremiah's plight is to be caught up in betrayal by his adversaries.  He doesn't understand why they would seek to harm him when he had ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 27, 2002: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-27)
      "Greatness" in our world is defined in many ways these days, from political power, to endless wealth, from instant celebrity recognition to an Olympic gold medal. For many of us, we grapple with middle age, realizing that ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 27, 2013: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Brock, Mary Lee (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-27)
      The Department of Motor Vehicles. A dreaded term as it means a long wait, arbitrary rules and lots of frustration. My teenage daughter is eager to get her Driving Learner's Permit which meant a visit to the Department of ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 28, 2018: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-02-28)
      |Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant|In today's gospel reading, Jesus is again trying to prepare the twelve disciples, his closest friends, for his death. The showdown is coming. He tells them that ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 10, 2004: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Thomas A. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-10)
      Over a hundred years ago the Irish-American satirist Finley Peter Dunne, through his fictional saloon-keeper Martin Dooley, presented the cheers for two Chicago Catholic high school football teams. They went: "Take an ax, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 11, 2009: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-11)
      It's difficult today to pick up a newspaper, magazine or dial in a TV program engaged in some controversial article and not find the Catholic Church on the wrong side of the cultural majority. It could be a question of ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 11, 2020: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-03-11)
      |Reflecting on the readings for today reminded me of something said by Dr. Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., this year's keynote speaker at the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Prayer Luncheon.  Quoting from a sermon ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 14, 2001: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Kanavy, Kathy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-14)
      In our Gospel today, the mother of Zebedee's sons comes to ask Jesus a favor. Jesus says to her, "What is it you want?" If you and I place ourselves before Jesus today and let Him ask us, "What is it you want?" what would ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 15, 2006: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-15)
      Jeremiah 18: 18-20 “…Heed me, O LORD, and listen to what my adversaries say. Must good be repaid with evil that they should dig a pit to take my life? Remember that I stood before you to speak in their behalf, to turn away ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-15)
      Embracing the Way of Jesus|The scripture readings for the earlier weeks of Lent offer various calls to conversion, to repentance, to living a new life.  Today's scriptures interrupt that steady stream to point to what lies ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 22, 2000: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-22)
      These readings, as so many during the Lenten season, are full of confusion. The images are of life and death, dying and rising. For a modern day reader there are many challenges. The message is very counter cultural. None ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 23, 2011: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-23)
      Save me, O Lord, in your kindness. On a Friday I quickly scanned the print copy I had of today's Readings which were on my desk. I was in the midst of stress, meeting an editor's deadline for an updated chapter, and having ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 3, 1999: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-03)
      When I look for the thread that holds so much of life together, it is the thread of love: learning or seeking or failing to love. Is it all about love? Love: the cheapest coin of the realm, the huckster's cry, the confetti, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 3, 2010: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-03)
      Treachery, deceit, pride, envy and a host of other common human failings are on full display in the readings today. In the first reading, we are told that some of the people of Judah set about to try to trap the prophet ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 3, 2021: 2nd Week in Lent. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-03)
      |It's easy to chuckle at the chutzpah of the mother of the sons of Zebedee. She even uses the imperative with Jesus. Can you imagine giving Jesus a direct order!? |But the father in me has some sympathy for her audacious ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 2nd week of Lent. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-04)
      I love the image I have painted in my mind of Pope Francis, just months into his papacy, tiptoeing out of the Vatican into the darkened streets of Rome dressed as a "common" priest just so that he can minister directly to ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 7, 2007: 2nd week in Lent. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-07)
      One of my favorite things about today's Gospel is the mother of the sons of Zebedee asking Jesus to give her sons prominent places in his kingdom. There's a mom for you, willing to take matters into her own hands to make ...