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    • Reflection for Friday October 26, 2018: 29th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-10-26)
      On my less graceful days, I want the measure of "success" (whatever that is) of my performance at work to match that of a meteorologist's five day forecast or professional baseball player's batting average. What would it ...
    • Reflection for Friday September 6, 2019: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-06)
      |Praying with the readings for today, I find myself sitting in my living room looking out our westward facing picture window as the light of day slowly brings the enveloping natural world into focus. Squirrels flick their ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 24, 2020: 2nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-24)
      |When I was studying Theology and Ministry in graduate school I clearly remember the first day of courses when a professor said to us, "If you do not have some crisis of faith during your three years of study here, you ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 8, 2018: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-06-08)
      A blessed Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you! I have had a wonderful, growing relationship with the Sacred Heart over the years for a multitude of reasons. On this special day, I want to share a recent, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 1, 2020: 3rd week in Easter. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-05-01)
      |Walking on the muddy, coconut tree-shaded road of the village in Micronesia near the Jesuit high school where I was a post-graduate volunteer the dense, humid air was cut by the same words echoing from every house I passed: ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 7, 2021: 5th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-07)
      |As a newly minted driver at the age of 16, I found every excuse possible to get behind the wheel of a car. It was an experience of newfound freedom! I offered to go get groceries for my mom, deliver prescriptions for my ...
    • Reflection for Monday December 3, 2018: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-03)
      Last  March I had the great privilege of going on a pilgrimage to Europe to walk in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Within hours of arriving in Rome, that place where Ignatius spent the majority of his life ...
    • Reflection for Monday July 8, 2019: 14th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-07-08)
      Sitting at the edge of the high alpine lake at our campsite, our faces aglow with the golden hue of the setting sun, my wife and I spend days gazing silently upon the snow-covered backs of lumbering Rocky Mountains. This ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 28, 2017: 18th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-08-28)
      On a recent camping trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountains my wife and I encountered countless road signs warning of the possibility of upcoming dangers. Along the roadside they depicted universally understood images of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 9, 2019: Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-12-09)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection for this Solemnity from Andy Alexander, S.J. from 2003.|This is a wonderful feast to celebrate early in our Advent journey. It is a very "Catholic" ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 24, 2020: 7th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-02-24)
      |There is a great scene in the film "The Legend of Bagger Vance" where the character of Vance, an aspiring golfer played by Matt Damon, has found himself in the rough (literally and figuratively) on a hole during a tournament. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday August 10, 2019: St. Lawrence. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-08-10)
      |Lying in bed one night recently reviewing our day together, my wife read me a quote she had come across. It went something like this: "The central problem is not that you think too highly of yourself. Nor is it that you ...
    • Reflection for Saturday February 23, 2019: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-23)
      On the playground of my elementary school my classmates and I ran and jumped and let loose peels of laughter during our recess times -- a wonderful outlet for the overflowing stream of energy that runs through children. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday May 4, 2019: 2nd Week of Easter. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-05-04)
      The following reflection in the form of a poem-like piece was written in the full context of where today's Gospel reading is found in the sixth chapter of John...|As we bask in Easter light|the persistent and pesky dark ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, August 18, 2018: 19th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-08-18)
      Sitting at the dinner table under a dogwood tree in the cool shade of a balmy Oregon evening, I am basking in the warm light of love encircling this shady space. My dear friend, Matt, is engaging in a lively quiz game with ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 5, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-12-05)
      This Advent season is a unique one as we find ourselves enduring the ongoing onslaught of this global pandemic. As we "fall" away from the sun and into the dark time of winter, here in the northern hemisphere, the days, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 15, 2014: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-02-15)
      |As we catch up with Jesus in today’s gospel, we are among a crowd of thousands who have been following him for three days. The journey has lasted long enough to land the group in a “deserted place.” It is at this point ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 16, 2021: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-01-16)
      |Sitting at the simple dinner table with my French host mother Yolande and her toddler Maylise during a study abroad semester in college, our fourth dinner guest was always the French-English Dictionary. During the majority ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 29, 2017: 16th Week in Ordinary Time 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-07-29)
      I had the good fortune of traveling on pilgrimage to Uganda with a colleague and four of our Creighton students this past May into June. Our hope was to humbly journey through that beautiful land and treat each person we ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 11, 2017: 31st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-11)
      A monkey walking through the jungle enjoying its freedom comes upon a hollowed out coconut with a single, small opening lying in a clearing. Curiosity getting the better of the primate, he squeezes his hand into the coconut ...