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    • Reflection for Friday, July 3, 2009: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Reed-Bouley, Ken (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-07-03)
      "Don't be such a "Doubting Thomas"! I remember hearing that line as a child from adults or sometimes from other children parroting what they had heard adults say to them.||For a long time that phrase puzzled, even frightened ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 3, 2015: St. Thomas, Apostle.. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-07-03)
      "We have seen the Lord!"|There are many things in life we have to "take on faith" but I don't think our faith should be one of them! Our faith needs to engage our heads and our hearts; a healthy skepticism will help us ...
    • Reflection for Friday, July 3, 2020: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-07-03)
      |Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle. It's a red vestment day since he was martyred for his faith. Thomas has gotten a bad rap by some because of his incredulity at the testimony of the other apostles ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 3, 2000: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Super, Richard (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-07-03)
      I suspect that if you challenged a group of people to name the Twelve Apostles, everyone would list Peter and probably John first. Of the rest, most would likely also remember Thomas, whose feast we celebrate today. After ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 3, 2006: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-07-03)
      Today is the Feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle, the best known "doubter" in history. I can relate to Thomas and his distrust, but I take comfort in the first words Jesus says when he enters the room where Doubting Thomas ...
    • Reflection for Monday, July 3, 2017: 13th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-07-03)
      I have grown in my appreciation and admiration for the apostles. What I appreciate and admire is their humanity and their faith in Jesus. Sometimes that humanity and faith collide as it does with Thomas in the Gospel. As ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 3, 1999: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-07-03)
      Today is the Feast of St. Thomas. I think of him as my patron saint, not because I am named after him, but because I am a doubter. My life with God includes dozens of doubts, from whether or not God could really love someone ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 3, 2004: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-07-03)
      As people of God, we are called to go out to all the world and tell the Good News that the kindness of the Lord endures forever. On a more concrete level, we are called to proclaim hope instead of despair, confidence instead ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, July 3, 2010: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-07-03)
      Ephesians 2:19-22 " ... with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord ... "||Psalm 117: 1bc, 2 " ... Go out to all the world and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 3, 2003: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Schloemer, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-07-03)
      I am delighted to reflect on today's feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle. I have chosen him as my patron saint because I can easily identify with his struggle to understand.||Thomas has two "speaking parts" in John's Gospel. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 3, 2008: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-07-03)
      Today's feast honors Thomas the Apostle. In celebrating his life we honor our own roots as Christians. One of the so-called marks of the church is that it (we) are apostolic, that is we are sprung from the Twelve that were ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 3, 2014: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-07-03)
      |I would like to say a few good words on behalf of my old friend Didymus, the twin. He was one of us, we are his twin with our own needs for self-assuring experiences which we could then call our faith experience. |One ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday July 3, 2012: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Naatz, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-07-03)
      Today's first reading from Paul's letter to the Ephesians is a powerful testimony to the importance of community and how God binds us together. In this day and age of technological distancing between one another, it is ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 3, 2001: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-07-03)
      "I'll never believe it without probing the nailprints in his hands, without putting my finger in the nailmarks and my hand into his side."||"You became a believer because you saw me.|Blest are they who have not seen and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 3, 2007: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-07-03)
      The readings today focus on two major themes: our likeness and commonalities with each other and faith in the unseen. The gospel story of "Doubting Thomas" is one that we have heard over and again although I would like to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle. 

      Kavan, Michael (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-07-03)
      Today is the feast day of St. Thomas, one of the lesser known apostles and rarely referred to within the Gospel. As most know from today's reading, he is best known for failing to believe in the resurrection of Jesus – ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday July 3, 2019: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-07-03)
      The message I get from today's readings, when read together, is the invitation from God for us to be united to and in Christ.  As I wrote this, I wondered who "us" was.  In Ephesians, Paul is uniting the uncircumcised ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, July 3, 2002: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-07-03)
      "You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God." This passage is so appropriate on the eve of the Fourth of July. It provokes reflection about ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, July 3, 2013: St. Thomas, Apostle. 

      Brock, Mary Lee (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-07-03)
      Doubting Thomas has always been someone I relate to very well. During times when I feel a crisis of faith I am comforted that I am not alone as Thomas questioned before me. Once Thomas saw what he needed to see to feel ...