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    • Reflection for Friday May 24, 2019: 5th Week of Easter. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-05-24)
      I often find that I do not internalize a passage of scripture until I have paused not only to reflect on it, but to project myself into the surroundings and the perceived personalities of those mentioned. Today, as we read ...
    • Reflection for Friday, August 28, 2015: 21st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-08-28)
      Light dawns for the just; and gladness for the upright heart.|St. Augustine is memorialized today. Having initially led a dissolute life and subsequently converted, he is a fitting example of a person who finally heeds the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 10, 2015: 14th week in Ordinary Time.. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-07-10)
      The psalm for today may provide the theme for all of the readings: "The salvation of the just comes from the Lord."  "Trust in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and be fed in security."  A few other ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 17, 2020: 15th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-07-17)
      |Hezekiah, the King of Judah, the thirteenth king to succeed King David, had a multitude of troubles.  He was planning fortifications, fending off the Assyrians, and to the dismay of everyone who depended upon him, he ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 30, 2021: 17th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-07-30)
      |The Lord God has always been open with His people. In today's reading from Leviticus, Moses received specific instructions regarding festivals dedicated to the Lord. They involved a sacrifice, an oblation, that was often ...
    • Reflection for Friday, March 4, 2016: 3rd Week of Lent. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-04)
      Repent, says the Lord- the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.|The third week of Lent may find us fasting, introspective, and pursuing self-conceived levels of atonement for our sins, and in supplication to our God. We realize ...
    • Reflection for Friday, November 11, 2016: 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-11-11)
      When reflecting on today's readings, I noticed, as many before me have, that John addresses this letter to the "Chosen Lady". Her identity or role in the church have been discussed. Some believe that the title was meant ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 13, 2020: 1st week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-13)
      |After the celebrations of the miraculous birth of Our Lord, and the beginning of a new year, we begin "ordinary time" in the Church calendar.  There, of course, is not much that is ordinary in these readings.  We begin ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 13, 2017: 2nd Week of Lent. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-13)
      The Lenten season was so-named because the days become longer in part of the world at this time; spring arrives. The days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday encompass a time in which the "ashes" of last year's vegetation ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 1, 2017: 3rd Week of Easter. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-01)
      Reading one, Stephen's Arrest|Stephen was a young man who had been singled out to be one of the first Deacons. He was so-honored because he was a person who was filled with wisdom, the Spirit, grace, and power. He was ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 18, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-05-18)
      |The phrase, "a straight run from Troas to Samothrace, then on to the port of Neapolis and Philippi," sounds like a modern description of an Aegean cruise. St. Paul's trip was certainly not for pleasure. He and his companions ...
    • Reflection for Monday, October 19, 2015: 29th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-10-19)
      Blessed are the Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.|During my reflection and prayer based on the readings for today, I have a recurring sense of the immediate presence of God.  The reminders throughout the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 28, 2020: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-09-28)
      |A gathering of angels praising God does not seem to depart from the ordinary design of created beings. The host of angels, in the remarkable reading from the Book of Job that we consider today, contains a guest that we ...
    • Reflection for Saturday January 19, 2019: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-19)
      Saint Paul knew, when he wrote to the Hebrews, that they could easily resonate with comparisons between the High Priest with whom he and his readers were familiar, and Jesus. Jesus, Paul reminds them, is the Son of God. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday September 22, 2018: 24th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-09-22)
      The first reading today exhibits St. Paul's legal, balanced, "if this, then that…" style of communication.  He begins with the restatement of a question, "how are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 23, 2016: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-01-23)
      Liturgical "ordinary time" is the time in the liturgical calendar when we are not feasting or fasting, but rather, we can dwell on the day-to-day events in the life of Christ, and how they impact our own lives.  We also ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 17, 2018: 4th Week in Lent. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-17)
      |The prophet Jeremiah's ministry took place during many years of turbulent Jewish history.  This is apparent in his writings, e.g., he writes that he felt "like a lamb being led to slaughter" when his enemies were plotting ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 29, 2014: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-11-29)
      |This Saturday, actually the advent of Advent, we are poised on the brink of a time of hope for, and anticipation of, the coming of the Lord, Jesus. Marana tha!  Come, Lord! The readings (of course!) are so appropriate for ...
    • Reflection for Sunday September 22, 2019: 25th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-09-22)
      The theme of suppression of the poor, and swindling flows into advice on assuring peace and quiet for practicing our religion, to dealing with shrewd business practices.  None of these topics has ceased to be of concern ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 15, 2017: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-15)
      After the anticipation that filled the weeks of Advent, and the glorious birth of Our Lord, Jesus, we have entered once again into what the Church refers to as Ordinary Time.  This part of the Church calendar is a wonderful ...