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    • Reflection for Friday October 12, 2018: 27th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-10-12)
      When I first read Luke's gospel reading, I was a bit confused. (I must admit, it took a few reads for me to understand Luke's message.) But, after I let it soak in, I found his message sounding strangely familiar. Coincidently, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 5, 2018: 2nd Week of Christmas. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-05)
      I love the story in today's gospel by John telling about Jesus' dialogue with Nathanael. It makes me imagine the wonder and awe that these men must have felt as Jesus came and called each of them one-by-one to join him. I ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 25, 2020: Saint Mark, Evangelist. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-04-25)
      |My reflection on the readings of the day usually draw me towards the gospel. Today's gospel reading from Mark certainly has a great deal of good stuff to reflect upon as Jesus ascends into heaven and his disciples go forth ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 5, 2015: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-05)
      As I read Isaiah's first reading I cannot help but picture in my mind what the people of Jerusalem must have felt about his writings. What would it feel like to hear that someone was coming that would give you all your ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 26, 2021: 12th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-26)
      |I thought I would start off my reflection of today's Gospel with a little confession. I am a life-long catholic and attended a catholic elementary school, high school, and college. But, it wasn't until I read today's ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 29, 2019: The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-29)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection on this feast from Maureen McCann Waldron from 2013.|When I was a young wife and mother, I could never find the time to pray.  Each day was so full and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, April 19, 2018: 3rd Week in Easter. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-04-19)
      |In John's gospel writings from today, we read about Jesus telling his followers that the path to God, the Father, is through him. He relates himself to bread and even calls himself, "the bread of life." We have heard this ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 30, 2017: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-30)
      Today 's gospel story from Matthew is a short one, but I feel like the message is big. Like so many gospel stories, this one is about trust. In this short narrative, Matthew tells us how Jesus calls first to the two brothers ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday June 11, 2019: 10th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-06-11)
      One of the things I find amazing about reflecting on the daily readings is how I often get drawn into a word, a phrase, or a sentence. Sometimes it feels very random to get so drawn to a short phrase that on the surface ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday October 22, 2019: 29th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-22)
      |Many times when I read parables from the gospels I have a difficult time understanding what they mean. I usually read them a few times and let them "soak-in" to try and uncover their meaning. The gospel reading from today ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday April 10, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-10)
      As I write this reflection, we are in the midst of a busy time on campus. Students are registering for next semester classes and we are closing in on the end of the spring semester. Registration time typically brings lots ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 25, 2021: 21st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-25)
      |Most times when I read or hear the daily readings, I tend to focus on the gospel. But, something different caught my attention today – the Responsorial Psalm. It seems that normally I do not give much thought or reflection ...