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    • Reflection for April 9, 1999: Friday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-04-09)
      Both of today's readings help us reflect on the power of Jesus. In Acts, a crippled man is healed and the apostles proclaim Jesus' name. In John, we witness Jesus' miraculous feast for his apostles by the lake. Jesus, bread ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 7, 2007: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-07)
      YAHWEH SPEAKS TODAY!||Yahweh, why is it taking so long? |You promised us new life, peace, healing. |You promised your people since before Isaiah, your healing, |"the deaf shall hear; the blind shall see;| The lowly will ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 16, 2001: 6th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-02-16)
      LORDING IT OVER ALL!||Maybe Mark's gospel today and the story in Genesis, the tower of Babel, is where the phrase, "lording it over all" comes from. A tower, symbol of power, "we can see all," is certainly an apt metaphor ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 21, 2000: 2nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-21)
      WITNESSES TO GOD'S LOVE||God calls each of us by name, as Jesus called his apostles. All of the readings today remind us of God's faithfulness to us, to all whom God invites into a loving relationship. Sometimes it is easy ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 2, 2006: 7th week in Easter. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-06-02)
      DO YOU LOVE ME?|This portion of Acts speaks of Paul in prison and the Romans are reticent to convict him. They don't want to get involved in religious beliefs. Paul's crime is that he is a "Jesus person" and he is preaching ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 6, 2009: 1st week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-06)
      FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT FROM GOD||Forgiveness is a gift from God. It is easy to get angry, to let hurtful words fly or commit hurtful actions. Then we are caught in a web.|The psalmist speaks of God: "You do forgive us and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 14, 2010: St. Matthias, Apostle. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-05-14)
      LIFE IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS||Yesterday (Sunday), a Jesuit homilist ended Mass with a story about a Mexican woman who had just had twins. Her husband, undocumented, was picked up the next day and is in detention, waiting ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 9, 2008: 7th week in Easter. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-05-09)
      DO YOU LOVE ME?||When I was growing up, they, priests and religious, talked about and prayed for vocations meaning "to religious and priestly life". Now at many Catholic, or faith-based universities in the U.S., students ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 29, 2004: 30th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-10-29)
      GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL IS THE LORD || "He has won renown for his wondrous deeds. |Gracious and merciful is the Lord"|Psalm 111 reminds us of the magnificence of God and the beauties of creation. Ignatian and other spiritualities ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 31, 2003: 30th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-10-31)
      WE RELY ON GOD'S PROMISE ||The psalmist reminds us that God loves us with his whole heart. "God has granted peace in your borders," reminds me of a line of a Celtic begging prayer: "God to Enclose Me." |This is God, Father ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 13, 2002: 23rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-09-13)
      The Truth of Discipleship||Its not easy and often we are not rewarded. We are like Paul. Once we have heard God in our hearts, we must spread God's Good News. This is an impulse of grace.||Paul's admonition not to expect ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 22, 2006: 24th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-09-22)
      JESUS CHOSE WOMEN AND MEN||The liturgical readings these days center on discipleship: the call of Matthew, the sower and the seed soon to follow, today the women and men. Jesus calls each one _ woman and man. Jesus' call ...
    • Reflection for January 7, 2005: Friday after Epiphany. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-01-07)
      REFRESH YOUR SOUL!|| As I write this reflection, I am one of many dreaming of Christmas. Christmas passes too quickly for many. Our busyness is multiplied tenfold with Christmas shopping, gifts to wrap, so many parties, ...
    • Reflection for March 11, 2000: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-11)
      JESUS INTERRUPTS!||Who was Levi? He was an average person. He worked hard enough to have enemies and some friends. He probably had a family he loved. He liked to entertain friends.|His job??? Well, he was a tax collector, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 11, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-11)
      GOD'S MERCY|In Daniel we see how astutely Daniel questions the two church elders to see if they are lying about Susanna. They were. Susanna did not lie, tell a falsehood, nor lie down for the elders. She was innocent. She ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 19, 2004: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-19)
      BE JESUS TODAY! ||During the last ten years, I've had the privilege of two Celtic retreats in Glendalough, Ireland and Iona, Scotland. The Celts, of old and today, pray to "God of the Elements." You can see why in these ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 13, 2010: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-13)
      'TIS THE SEASON FOR LOVE|Christmas time is here again. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were successful retail days. I wonder what Jesus would do or say watching lots of us scurry around the Malls. It is a loving act to give ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 4, 2000: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-04)
      WE WHO WAIT FOR THE LORD||Advent is our time of waiting for the Lord, a special time of hoping for God's presence and healing and peace. As Christians celebrate Advent, our Hebrew brothers and sisters celebrate Hanukah, a ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 4, 2006: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-12-04)
      WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF THE LORD|Who "walks in the light of the Lord?" Matthew's gospel tells us the story of the Centurian as an answer to this question. You remember that he asked Jesus to heal his servant boy who was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 19, 2007: 7th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-02-19)
      WHERE, O LORD, IS YOUR WISDOM|Loving and Gracious God,|Let me begin this letter to you with my gratitude for your love. I saw it last night in my life, in recognizing a suffering of long ago and in the courage I found to ...