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    • Reflection for Friday, December 18, 2009: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-18)
      Advent is anticipation! But most of us don't think about what we are to anticipate in the way that Jeremiah foretold. He spoke of the coming of a new age, of justice and of restoration. So does the Psalmist for today also ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 18, 2015: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-18)
      Once again despite my good intentions, rather than being a contemplative time my Advent is filled with many activities:  care packages for my college girls getting ready for their finals, time with my mother in assisted ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 18, 2020: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Titus, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-18)
      |Advent for me has typically been a reflective season of anticipation.  This year feels different.  It is a reflective time, to be sure, but it feels more like a season of perspective than one of anticipation.  I don't ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 18, 2000: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Foord, Eden (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-18)
      Entering into the birth of Jesus|I have always been amazed at the birth story of Jesus. When I was a child the nativity scene with the animals gathered around the baby filled my thoughts. As I grew older, I wanted to be ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 18, 2006: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-12-18)
      The poetic longings of Isaiah have been woven throughout the Advent readings. Written to the tempo of hope and trust in a future of truth, peace, and justice, we have sung and hummed along to the joyful tune of anticipation ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 18, 2017: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      Hanna, Fred (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-18)
      "A baby changes everything," as the song goes. I know from watching our children all growing up so fast in front of our eyes. How the first baby in the house changed EVERYTHING! And so it was with the second, third and ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 18, 1999: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-18)
      * This is the name they give him: "The Lord our justice." || * He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor; the lives of the poor he shall save. | * You are to name him Jesus because he will save his people from their ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 18, 2004: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-18)
      Jeremiah 23:5-8 " ... Behold the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David; As king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land." || Psalm 72: 1-2, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 18, 2010: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-18)
      Advent is anticipation! But most of us don't think about what we are to anticipate in the way that Jeremiah foretold. He spoke of the coming of a new age, of justice and of restoration. So does the Psalmist for today also ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 18, 2003: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Kuhlman, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-18)
      The state across the river -- Iowa, whose Loess Hills I can see from my front porch -- doesn't often make the front page of the New York Times. But it's on the front page regularly now, because of the upcoming Presidential ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 18, 2008: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-18)
      As you read this reflection it is a week before Christmas, but as I write it, the Thanksgiving holiday has just ended. The day before yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent, and I am still getting my mind and heart around ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 18, 2014: 3rd week in Advent.. 

      Crawford, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-18)
      |In this third week of Advent the readings offer many promises of future justice that will be provided by God through an earthly king that lead up to a the Gospel promise of God's actual presence in our world.  In the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday December 18, 2018: 3rd Week of Advent. 

      McMahon, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-18)
      The simple story of the prelude to Jesus' birth told in Matthew 1 puts the emphasis on Mary and Joseph, and especially Joseph.|This is a simple story of a man who had a huge dilemma, and how God sent an angel to speak to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 18, 2001: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-18)
      The prophet Jeremiah composed the words of hope that we read today in the dark moment of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. That was in the early 6th century before Christ. He was looking forward to a time when the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 18, 2007: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-18)
      Concern, anxiety, uncertainty, second guessing, apprehension -- all of these emotions have been present in these past weeks as we prepared for a life time change in our family. We recently moved my mother-in-law into a ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 18, 2012: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-18)
      During this Advent season we have been invited to reflect on our openness of mind and heart, to notice our longing for God, and to be aware of how God wants to make a home within us. The narrative of Mary's "yes" to receiving ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 18, 2002: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Schlegel, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-18)
      Faith and expectation fill today's scripture. Faithful expectation is a central advent theme. In Jeremiah and Joseph, we have persons of great faith; faith in their God in the midst of the circumstances in which they found ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 18, 2013: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-18)
      Justice shall flourish in his time and fullness of peace forever. Psalm 72|| At this point in the middle of our Advent journey, we can pause to enjoy what this week is about. Each day, we can be asking for the grace to let ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 18, 2019: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-18)
      |So often during Advent, I think about Mary and how amazing she was – her faith, her courage, her unwavering belief.  It is also incredible as to what she had to endure throughout her life.  However, when I read today's ...