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    • Reflection for Friday April 12, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-12)
      Are Christians naive? I will never forget a conversation that I had with a group of fellow church elders (I was not yet Catholic). I referred to my boss, who also happened to be a parishioner, as an enemy. You would have ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 11, 2003: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-11)
      In today's Gospel reading Jesus offers us a glimpse of what his union with the Father in the Spirit is, speaks of being in the Father and the Father being in him, and the evangelist then says that Jesus "eluded their grasp." ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 11, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalkowski, Marty (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-11)
      The reading from Jeremiah reminds us that God is with us during difficult times, though I often fail to look for and seek God at such times. When faced with a difficult situation, I can easily get bogged down in recriminations, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 14, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-14)
      They Rock Our World||What is it about those people who seem to skate through life, focussed on God and living simply? They pass through our lives showing us easier ways of living and more meaningful connections to God and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 15, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      O'Connor, Roc, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-15)
      A week from today is Good Friday. For some days now, our scriptures have been pointing us toward Triduum. Let's go with that.|| So, when we do just that, we are left with some very interesting comparisons and contrasts, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 2, 2004: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-02)
      Remember the old clich and eacute;, "Talk's cheap"? Perhaps you quoted it to someone you knew. It's been quoted to me more than once. It seems in today's Gospel it is the approach that the Pharisees are using in trying to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 3, 2009: 5th week in Lent. 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-03)
      Today's refrain from Psalm 18 gives us the theme of the readings: "In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice."||Outside our church on Sunday mornings is parked a car with vanity plates that read "YMELORD", ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 3, 2020: 5th week in Lent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-04-03)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Eileen Burke-Sullivan for this day in 2018.|In the current culture few people reach the ripe old age of 21 years without experiencing some of the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 6, 2001: 5th week in Lent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-06)
      I hear the whisperings of many: "Terror on every side! Denounce! Let us denounce him!" All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine. Jeremiah 20|Today's readings, just one week from Good Friday, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 7, 2006: 5th week in Lent. 

      Pfannensteil, Gerard (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-07)
      Many of the most well known lines in U.S. cinema come from courtroom scenes. In one particular scene, after a long line of increasingly intense questioning, the attorney exclaims, "I want the truth!" To which the witness ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 7, 2017: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Brock, Mary Lee (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-07)
      Years ago I had the pleasure of listening to one of my favorite authors, Kathleen Norris, read from her book, Dakota.  Her words resonated with me in on many levels, particularly as she had moved to South Dakota from New ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 18, 2005: 5th week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-18)
      Praying to God, Jeremiah complains today: "All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine". The religious leaders of Jesus' time were not precisely his friends, but they were certainly watching for ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 18, 2016: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Sr. Candice Tucci O.S.F. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-18)
      VENGENCE! BETRAYAL! TERROR! DEATH! O MY!|But wait…|"In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice."|Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we try to listen to the voice of GOOD for direction. We follow the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 22, 2002: 5th week in Lent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-22)
      Today's readings pose a challenging question: Is God's affirmation enough for us? We all want to be liked and approved for what we do, but what do we do when our actions elicit not approval from others but criticism and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 22, 2013: 5th week in Lent. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-03-22)
      Jerusalem for the feast of the Dedication of the Temple (what we now call Hanukkah). It's a kind of prelude to the ultimate confrontation that we will remember and relive in the Holy Week liturgies. St. Ignatius tells us ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 23, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-23)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, this is a reflection by Sr. Candice Tucci, OSF, from 2016.|VENGENCE! BETRAYAL! TERROR! DEATH! O MY!|But wait…|"In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice."|Just ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 1999: 5th week in Lent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-26)
      In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice. Psalm 18||We have all experienced times in our lives when the world seemed to be closing in around us. It could have been work related, family problems, or ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-26)
      The message we receive from our Scripture selections today reminds us of the rejection that people oftentimes experience for speaking the truth about their faith. Jeremiah experienced it. He felt the rejection of his friends ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 26, 2021: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-03-26)
      |I grew up in a relatively small rural town in Iowa in the 1970s and 80s. When I think of my childhood experiences, it was pretty awesome. I had a great family, there was always food on the table, and I could ride my bike ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 27, 2015: 5th week of Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-27)
      "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice."|This psalm response comes at a good time for me.  It is a reminder to let go of stress before it becomes distress.  As we all know, stress from job, relationships, ...