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    • Reflection for April 24, 2000: Monday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-24)
      If the two Marys could talk:|Were you there when they crucified my Lord?|We were there, looking on, astounded that this could happen, knowing all along that this could happen. He was like a bolt from the blue, this Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 7, 2000: 13th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-07-07)
      A learning exercise that is sometimes done in educational courses for the helping professions involves the human issues and experiences of a dying patient. Students are told to write on individual slips of paper everything ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 31, 2000: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-31)
      Today's gospel has Jesus being somewhat cornered by a questioner who is used to parsing words and checking every jot and tittle.|Now, picture this scribe. I imagine someone who has reproduced many a parchment as part of ...
    • Reflection for January 3, 2000: Monday after Epiphany. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-03)
      When Jesus heard that John (the Baptist) had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee ...|You were cousins, you two. You knew each other, in a sense, from even before you were born. Your mothers, each in her own way, were ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, August 3, 2000: 17th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-03)
      I was on a retreat in my early 20's, frankly having a great time socializing and not really into the religious aspects of the weekend. But there was a time on the weekend when we were given (horror of horrors, at the time) ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, August 31, 2000: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-08-31)
      Transitions are happening all around me in my household and my world right now. Little ones are off to school, older ones are off to college, I am soon off to a new job in a new environment, the campus here at Creighton ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 23, 1999: 4th week in Advent. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-23)
      A woman suffering in silent shame for her infertility throughout her reproductive years finally, into menopause, given the gift of a first child. A father, a faithful priest of Aaron's line, struck silent for his doubt ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 24, 2000: 7th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-02-24)
      A couple of years ago a few other women and I were planning an overnight retreat, and in the planning process we explored the various ways we experience "salt" in our lives. The preparation took us in several directions, ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 25, 1999: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-11-25)
      Today's readings from the Thanksgiving Day liturgy are all full of gratitude and thanksgiving. Especially the story in Luke's gospel account illustrates gratitude with broad strokes-and with a few particular flourishes ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 16, 1999: 6th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-02-16)
      My mom introduced me to the action of yeast the first time she let me help her make her trademark cinnamon rolls. She had me dissolve the yeast in warm water, and then invited me to add sugar to the solution and let it ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, October 26, 1999: 30th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-10-26)
      Jesus, here you tell me that the Real World ("the kingdom of God") is like a tiny mustard seed that grows into a shrub and provides nurturing shelter for creatures. I envision a farmer-someone like my dad, or my neighbor, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 21, 1999: St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-09-21)
      I was standing in a video store in Indiana about ten years ago when I struck up a conversation with a stranger. This woman and I had started chatting about superficial things, the weather, the video choices, etc., when the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 4, 1999: 18th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-08-04)
      Today is the feast of St. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), otherwise known as the Cure of Ars. He was a parish priest in a little village who never rose to power in the Church hierarchy. Yet people from across ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, June 7, 2000: 7th week in Easter. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-07)
      Somewhere between "Oh world, I cannot hold thee close enough!" and its corollary, "The world is too much with us!" is the space in which most of us live. We experience "the world" as beautiful, enthralling, full of mystery ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, May 5, 1999: 5th week in Easter. 

      Meeks, Carolyn Comeaux (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-05-05)
      My daughter, now a teenager, in her preschool years came home from a summer church camp singing a little ditty about today's gospel passage. Her ears heard a truth as she rendered in sing-song voice that "We are de branches ...