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    • 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 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, 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, 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 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, ...
    • Reflection for March 6, 2014: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-03-06)
      |Each day we make choices. Not all of them are labeled so clearly: "life and prosperity" or "death and doom". |On our farm equipment, we have lots of warning labels announcing dangers and hazards to avoid. These signs raise ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 29, 2011: 22nd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-08-29)
      Today is the memorial of the martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist. This event has captured the imagination of many artists who have portrayed aspects of this story on canvas. Herod's folly at the hands of his clever and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 7, 2009: 2nd week in Advent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-07)
      Today's readings in Isaiah and Psalms reflect hopeful and triumphant themes of victory over difficult circumstances. Having celebrated Christ the King Sunday prior to advent, we are reminded that Christ is indeed our Lord ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 25, 2010: Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-01-25)
      Today's readings reflect the challenge of going and doing difficult things. Sometimes it is hard to get moving, and it can be especially difficult to change directions if you are going the wrong way. Thanks be to God that ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 2, 2014: 7th week of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-06-02)
      |At least part of today's gospel will surely resonate with us: "In the world you will have trouble ...." Indeed! But this is followed by a challenge: "but take courage, I have conquered the world." Take courage. Like ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 14, 2011: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-11-14)
      The first reading from Maccabees describes a government-directed project of assimilation that affects the wellbeing of the people of Israel. Historians reveal that a gymnasium was an important institution in Greek society, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 30, 2013: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-09-30)
      "Old men and old women will again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of old age. The City will be filled with boys and girls playing in the streets." Zech. 8: 4-5|| Today's readings begin with ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 8, 2008: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-09-08)
      Today's scriptures tell part of the story of the coming of Jesus. Each of the writers gives a different perspective, not only in time, but also in emphasis.||Micah, looking toward the future, could only see dimly how his ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 21, 2007: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-04-21)
      Acts chapter 6 recounts the story of Stephen the Martyr, a "man filled with faith and the holy Spirit" who was chosen to serve widows in their community who were being neglected. They needed to be fed and cared for. Moreover, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 21, 2012: 2nd week in Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-04-21)
      The reading from Acts recounts a story about conflict and adaptability in the early Church. A conflict had arisen between the "Hellenists" and the "Hebrews." According to commentators, these two groups were both part of ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 23, 2011: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-07-23)
      "[T]hey all answered with one voice . . . ." (Ex. 24:3). To answer "with one voice" is a rare thing in these times, and perhaps it was also rare in the times of Moses. We celebrate individuality, self-expression, doing it ...