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    • Reflection for Friday, August 11, 2017: 18th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-08-11)
      How does faith grow?  In today's first reading, Moses seeks to grow the faith of his people based on their shared experiences of miracles.   Signs and wonders testified to the saving power of God, while showing that Egypt's ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 29, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-05-29)
      |Today's readings cause us to pause and contemplate these questions:  Where are you going? Who are you following?  What is feeding you and what are you feeding others?     |The reading from Acts provides a vignette from ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 3, 2021: 22nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-09-03)
      |Today's first reading speaks of the visible and invisible realms.  In my youth, I recall a science film that begins with young people sitting in a park.  The camera moves above and away from them, demonstrating exponential ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 10, 2015: St. Lawrence. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-08-10)
      Today is the feast of Saint Lawrence, who was martyred in the early third century.  He is remembered for his care for the poor, whom Lawrence once characterized as the treasure of the Church, as well as for his courage and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 2, 2021: 18th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-08-02)
      |Today's readings provide different reactions to stressful and difficult situations.  Life is full of these challenges that constantly test us.  Can we grow in faith and persevere through them?  Or do we resort to complaints ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 1, 2020: 3rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-02-01)
      |Today's readings present significant challenges in living the life of faith:  freedom from guilt and fear. |In the book of Samuel, David is presented with a case, which he is empowered to judge in his role as king. But ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, September 6, 2014: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-09-06)
      |Paul's letter surely stung the brothers and sisters in Corinth. When one is a in a condition of being inflated, it is tough to have someone let the air out. But it is surely a prerequisite to being filled with something ...
    • Reflection for Sunday February 17, 2019: 6th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-02-17)
      Today's readings present vivid imagery for comparison: barren bushes vs. verdant trees; parched lava vs. moist fertile soil; withering death vs. fruitful life; hunger and thirst vs. satisfaction; curses vs. blessings; ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 13th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-07-04)
      Today's readings call us to dwell on the nature and quality of mercy, along with our need for it. |The story of Lot and his family being rescued from destruction along with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah reminds that ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 29, 2021: 12th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-06-29)
      |Today we honor the martyrdom of two apostles who both were killed in Rome. St. Augustine refers to their feast day in one of his sermons, indicating its long pedigree in our tradition.  He suggests that choosing a single ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, July 1, 2020: 13th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-07-01)
      |Today's readings begin with a simple command coupled with a promise: "Seek good and not evil, that you may live; Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts, be with you as you claim!" The prophet Amos told the people to ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 14, 2016: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-09-14)
      Our first reading describes a people whose patience has been "worn out" from their journey.  We have all experienced times when our patience wears thin.  Sometimes we snap at those we love, saying things we wish we hadn't. ...