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    • Reflection for April 17, 2001: Tuesday in the Octave of Easter. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-17)
      Today's readings are wonderful. To see the power of the risen Christ and the Holy Spirit, one need only look at Peter in the book of Acts. Peter has gone from cowardly denial to addressing a crowd of three thousand. He ...
    • Reflection for April 18, 2000: Tuesday of Holy Week. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-18)
      Holy Week is a wonderful, glorious time. And yet, for me, it is also a time of confusion and mixed emotions. I feel a radiant joy at the thought of how deeply God loves me and that all of my sins are forgiven. I feel a ...
    • Reflection for April 4, 2007: Wednesday of Holy Week. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-04-04)
      Today's scripture readings cover prophecy of Christ's fate, Christ's actual fate and raise all sorts of questions. Isaiah hints of Christ's pain saying, "My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting." And the psalmist ...
    • Reflection for December 24, 2011: 4th week in Advent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-12-24)
      Today's scripture readings are an interesting mix. A well-meaning King David thinks he needs to build God a house. The psalmist praises the Lord, for his covenant stands firm. Luke tells the story of Zechariah's song of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, April 8, 2011: 4th week in Lent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-08)
      Today's scripture readings are about trials and God watching over us during those trials. In the Book of Wisdom, the author says the wicked hate the good, for their wickedness blinds them and they cannot discern the innocent ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 16, 2002: 19th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-08-16)
      The scriptures today are interesting and challenging. They seem to be about women. In Matthew, Christ proclaims the mystery where a man leaves home and is joined to his wife, and the "two shall become one flesh.". This ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 26, 2011: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-08-26)
      Today's scriptures speak to me of trying to be like Jesus. Paul tells the Thessalonians to "conduct yourselves to please God", "not to take advantage of or exploit a brother or sister". The Psalmist states, "The heavens ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 29, 2014: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-08-29)
      |Today’s scripture readings are an interesting mix. They speak of the message of the cross and tell the story of the demise of John the Baptist. In 1 Corinthians, Paul tells the reader “The message of the cross is ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 30, 2013: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-08-30)
      Today's scripture readings are an interesting mix of instructions and the contrast of faith and worry. In 1st Thessalonians, Paul exhorts his readers to follow the "instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus" and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 22, 2000: 3rd week in Advent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-22)
      Today's scriptures are full of beautiful imagery and tell wonderful stories. And recently I've had some things in my life that made these stories strike home.|In Samuel, Hannah presents Samuel, the son she has prayed so ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 5, 2014: 1st week in Advent.. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-05)
      |Sometimes the readings can be confusing.  However, today's readings hit me right between the eyes.  In Isaiah, the Lord encourages believers through Isaiah.  "And out of the gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 3, 2012: 4th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-02-03)
      Today's scripture readings are an interesting mix. The story of David and Goliath, David's many feats of bravery and David's love for God. The psalmist proclaims, "blessed be God my salvation and speaks of God's kindness ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 13, 2007: 14th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-07-13)
      Today's scripture readings appear to be about family and the love and pain that can result from being a part of a family. In Genesis, Jacob packs up the family and travels to Egypt to see his son Joseph, long presumed dead. ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 28, 2000: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-07-28)
      Today's scriptures speak of God's love for us, His desire to give us comfort and joy, seeds planted in our hearts and the fruit that they can bear. In Jeremiah 3, God promises a shepherd to lead us. In Jeremiah 31, God ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 23, 2000: 11th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-23)
      Today's Scripture readings offer a wide variety of stories covering political intrigue, horrible murder, a promise from God and advice from Christ. Not many common themes, but a thread running through is covenants and ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 4, 2004: 9th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-06-04)
      On first read, today's scriptures are kind of a downer. Remember that old song - I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. Well, that is what today's readings say to me. In Paul's letter to Timothy, Paul tells ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 8, 2001: 9th week in Ordinary Time. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-06-08)
      Today's scriptures are a confusing mixed bag. I'm not very familiar with Tobit, the Psalm is beautiful and Mark is confusing. A theme that seems to run through these scriptures is the opening of people's eyes and the fact ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 19, 2004: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-19)
      Wow! There are lots of readings today. And all on one of my favorite subjects. Fathers! In particular, fathers of faith who trusted God.|In 2 Samuel, the Lord promises David that when David dies, God will be a father to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 21, 2003: 2nd week in Lent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-03-21)
      Today's scriptures are familiar stories. Joseph and the coat of many colors and the parable of the tenants. In Genesis, Joseph approaches his brothers and instead of a welcome, he is stripped, beaten, thrown into a hole ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 6, 2015: 2nd week of Lent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-06)
      The scripture readings today speak to me about love, service and judgment.  In Genesis we hear the story of Joseph the dreamer with his coat of many colors.  And those nasty, jealous brothers.  The psalmist continues ...