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    • Reflection for March 31, 2016: Thursday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-31)
      Today's first reading begins with people in amazement at a miraculous healing.  At first glance, it seems that Peter is pouring cold water on their experience.  Isn't it rather strange that he should ask them why they are ...
    • Reflection for April 10, 2015: Friday within the Octave of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-04-10)
      Today's readings reflect the path of growth.  They remind us there is no substitute for time and experience in learning and growing in a relationship of trust. |The reading from Acts shows the apostles living in tension ...
    • Reflection for April 30, 2011: Saturday in the Octave of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-30)
      In today’s Gospel, a risen Jesus gives a rebuke to his companions – the Apostles who had known him best of all. Despite all they had learned from Jesus, they would not believe what they had heard, choosing instead to follow ...
    • Reflection for February 19, 2015: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-02-19)
      Today's readings remind us of the power of our choices.  Moses begins the passage in Deuteronomy with a stark and dramatic choice – a fork in the road in which one path leads to life and prosperity, the other to death and ...
    • 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, June 22, 2018: 11th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-06-22)
      Today's gospel draws from the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus taught about the values we need to live in the kingdom of heaven.  This reading includes only two topics from these teachings: one about the locus of our ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 25, 2010: 12th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-06-25)
      Today's readings begin with a tragic story of the Babylonian conquest and destruction of Jerusalem. King Zedekiah is captured, brutalized, and humiliated. His final vision -- the murder of his sons -- would haunt him during ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 26, 2015: 12th week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-06-26)
      Today's readings cause me to reflect upon how we show trust in our relationships.   Trust is in short supply in modern life.  We have replaced trust with security systems and an atmosphere of constant vigilance, which saps ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 12, 2010: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-12)
      Hosea's exhortation to return to the Lord appeals to us when conditions are right. It is especially attractive when we are collapsing under the weight of our own errors and we realize no one else is coming to save us. When ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 22, 2009: 6th week in Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-05-22)
      Although Paul was receiving reassurance from God in Acts 18, his experience provides some reassurance for us, too. Fear is often a part of our lives, even though we know it is not the product of faith. Saint Paul also ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 28, 2021: 8th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-05-28)
      |As we approach Memorial Day in the U.S., many will visit cemeteries to honor the dead. We know some of them personally, others only by stories, and still others only from the information on their tombstones.  We pause to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 29, 2015: 8th week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-05-29)
      Today's readings are rich and full, like a tree laden with ripe fruit that is ready to be eaten – quite the opposite of the fig tree that had no fruit in today's gospel! |In the first reading, Sirach calls to memory godly ...
    • 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, May 5, 2017: 3rd Week of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-05)
      Saul was a very confident fellow who followed through on his convictions.  When faced with a rival to his own religious paradigm, he did not simply say, "Meh – let them have their day.  Want to get some coffee?"  He obtained ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 5, 2021: 31st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-11-05)
      |Today's readings begin with concluding comments from Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans.  This letter is quite long and full of challenging statements, some of which might even be characterized as indictments. Consider ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 23, 2008: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-10-23)
      Today's lessons give us food for thought concerning the power of God's love at work in the lives of those who love and follow him. There is also an uncomfortable truth -- the gospel does not necessarily bring peace and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 14, 2012: Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-09-14)
      |Today is the feast of the exaltation of the holy cross, in which we recognize the cross as the instrument of our salvation. The words of a song we sing on Good Friday resonate through my mind as I reflect on these passages ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 3, 2010: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-09-03)
      Today's gospel refers to problems associated with change. Jesus uses parables to teach about these problems, though his teaching is somewhat enigmatic. First, tearing a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one does seem ...
    • 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 January 9, 2014: Thursday after Epiphany. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-01-09)
      |Today's first reading speaks of a familiar topic for Christians - love for God and love for our human brothers and sisters. The passage in 1 John helps put substance into the meaning of love - "For the love of God is this, ...