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    • Reflection for February 12, 2005: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-12)
      There he goes again, upsetting the order of things. Jesus had been very busy healing the sick, forgiving sins and irritating the Pharisees. They were the ones that were hung up on order and structure, particularly since ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 1, 2005: 13th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-07-01)
      What if. . .| . . . doctors only saw the healthy?| . . . dentists only saw those with the perfect smile?| . . . counselors only saw the happy and well adjusted?| . . . universities only admitted the educated?| . . . glasses ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 24, 2006: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-24)
      We major on the minors. We focus on all of the unimportant things in life while ignoring the most important things. The Pharisees were like this. In trying to flesh out the law, they came up with thousands of insignificant ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 14, 2005: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-10-14)
      Jesus was concerned about his disciples. It was a concern not for any physical danger that they were in; he was concerned about soul danger. He defined danger to the soul as contamination with hypocrisy. He was worried ...
    • Reflection for January 8, 2005: Saturday after Epiphany 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-01-08)
      It's a new year and with the change of the calendar comes both resolution and hope that I too will change. I will do better, I will accomplish more, I will rid myself of irritating and self-defeating habits. I will transform ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 24, 2006: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-07-24)
      Micah is one of those obscure prophets. His story is a short one - just 7 chapters - which is tucked in the midst of other small books with the stories of other obscure prophets. He might have been a "minor" prophet, but ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 21, 2005: Holy Week - Mon. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-21)
      What an interesting dinner party! We have Lazarus, who had recently died and was resurrected by Jesus. There is Martha, his sister, who had been given the opportunity to define what was really important by Jesus. Then comes ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 31, 2004: Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-05-31)
      God does unexpected and wonderful things! In this simple, but rich passage we see two humble women who unexpectedly become the vehicles for God's greatest work---the redemption of the world. First we have Elisabeth, who ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 8, 2006: 4th week in Easter. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-05-08)
      In the world of technology, voice recognition software is on the cutting edge. The computer is “trained” to recognize voice as an input device. It remembers the way you say each word, in spite of and because of accents and ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 17, 2006: 10th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-06-17)
      In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5) , Jesus essentially is talking about preservation; first of life (if we hate someone, we are guilty of murder), then of relationships (in his discussion about adultery and marriage) ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 7, 2005: 6th week in Easter. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-05-07)
      This passage is the last conversation that Jesus had with his disciples while on earth. He is telling them that they are essentially taking his place as he is leaving to go to his Father. This passage is timeless. . . he ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 26, 2005: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-11-26)
      Would you want to know when you were going to die? It has been told that when someone receives word of a terminal disease and impending death, that life becomes crystallized for them. Their remaining time becomes extremely ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 2, 2004: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-10-02)
      My husband and I find ourselves as "tweeners"-we are in the stage between children and grandchildren! We have three sons that are now young men and yet it is too soon to be looking forward to grandchildren. Consequently, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, October 21, 2006: 28th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-10-21)
      We live in a rational world that values and reinforces logic and reason. We value using our brain to arrive at logical conclusions and rational decisions, using our intelligence (IQ) to gain more knowledge and compile more ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 4, 2004: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-09-04)
      Life is a juggling act with many balls in the air---we have work, church commitments, soccer games, school activities, family responsibilities, volunteer work---the number of balls we have in motion at one time can be ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 9, 2006: 5th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-02-09)
      "Is that your final answer?" is a question that has become familiar to all of us who have watched the television show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" The host gives the contestants one last shot at changing their answers ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, January 11, 2007: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-01-11)
      There is a wonderful Farside cartoon that pictures a dog named Fido listening to his master who is talking to him. However, all that Fido hears is "blah, blah, blah, blah, Fido, blah, blah, blah, Fido". . . . The words are ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 2, 2005: 9th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-06-02)
      Unlike the other scribes who tried who tried to trap Jesus in intellectual arguments, the scribe in this passage approaches Jesus with a willingness to learn. He comes to Jesus with an inquiring mind, stepping out of his ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, September 8, 2005: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-09-08)
      What defines a person? Matthew, in his genesis of the New Testament, tells the story of the entrance of Jesus into the world and tries to define who he is to his Jewish readers. He begins with his lineage, a particularly ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, August 2, 2005: 18th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-08-02)
      I come from Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes. Everywhere you turn, there is a lake. They are beautiful on a nice sunny day, but in the middle of a storm, they turn into turbulent waters. There is one lake in northern Minnesota ...