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    • Reflection for Friday, April 30, 2004: 3rd week in Easter. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-30)
      How often has someone said to you, "You're as blind as a bat," and no reference to your eyes was intended? The reference is not to outside sight but to inside sight or insight. When we say "I see" in response to an ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 4, 2003: 13th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-07-04)
      One day, when I was ten, I was on a mountain in Wicklow with my father, when fog came in from the Irish Sea, wet, cold, and pea-soupy. I couldn't see a thing, including my father, and I remember being scared, until my ...
    • Reflection for March 28, 2005: Monday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-28)
      He is risen from the dead! That is the good news the women announce to all Jesus' disciples today. God has raised him from the dead is the more precise news Peter announces, in line with the story that dominated Jewish ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 14, 2005: 1st week in Lent. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-14)
      At last a clear, unambiguous statement about what ought to characterize those who truly believe in the God revealed in Jesus. To be in right relation with that God, to be truly a follower of the Christ, is to be in right ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 1, 2004: All Saints, Solemnity. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-11-01)
      On a Saturday night not long ago I watched the first game of the World Series. I saw a great multitude and heard them crying out with a loud voice: "You gotta believe" and "We love our idiots!" I have no difficulty, ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, October 2, 2003: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-10-02)
      aThere is a store near my home that sells nothing but angels: old angels, young angels, big angels, small angels, cheap angels, very expensive angels. Today's readings appear to be about those angels, until we remember ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 5, 2004: 27th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-10-05)
      Some things never change. Saul, the notorious persecutor of the followers of Jesus, is called by God to preach God among the Gentiles and becomes Paul the Apostle. He immediately goes off to preach Jesus, and the God who ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 8, 2004: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-08)
      It is easy to be fooled by the readings for today's feast. It is easy to assume they are all about the woman, but they are not, at least not primarily. They are, as biblical readings always are, primarily about God and the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 17, 2004: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Lawler, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-17)
      It must be Saint Patrick's Day, for Guinness, that quintessentially Irish institution by the Liffey, has been busily running ads. "Make Saint Patrick's Day a real holiday," one instructs, "give gifts," predictably twelve-packs ...