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    • Reflection for February 18, 2010: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-02-18)
      "Choose life!" says Moses to the Israelites in the desert. And that statement is not short for, "Eat right and get your exercise." As the context makes clear, he means, "Choose to live the life of the covenant bond with ...
    • Reflection for March 10, 2011: Thursday after Ash Wednesday 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-10)
      "Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it."|In two paragraphs, today's Gospel gives us a summary of the life of following Jesus. It will not always be easy and it ...
    • Reflection for February 10, 2005: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-10)
      "I am offering you life or death . . . choose life then . . ."|Put in so many words, who wouldn't choose life?|Why was it necessary for Moses to warn the Israelites (and us) not to be "drawn into worshiping other gods"? ...
    • Reflection for February 14, 2002: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-14)
      We are in the first four days of Lent. We've just washed the ashes from our foreheads. We have begun a journey that is given shape and direction for us in today's liturgy.|"Today I have set before you life and prosperity, ...
    • Reflection for February 15, 2018: Thursday after Wednesday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-02-15)
      |Maundy Thursday is the last official day of Lent. "Maundy" comes from the Latin term,"mandatum" -"command" -which Jesus uses in commanding the Apostles to wash each others feet as He has done. (John, 13,14-15)  We call ...
    • Reflection for February 18, 1999: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-02-18)
      "I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life then..." Moses' voice rings out over his listeners about to enter the "Promised Land" and over us who are entering into the promises of Lent. He urges ...
    • 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 February 23, 2012: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-02-23)
      Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.|Choose life - that sounds easy enough to do - common sense - why would Moses even say ...
    • Reflection for February 26, 2009: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-02-26)
      Decisions, Decisions||"Decisions have consequences." That's a bit of wisdom we may have heard somewhere along the line. Moses' address to the people makes the truth of that statement so clear: Staying with the Lord leads ...
    • Reflection for February 27, 2020: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-02-27)
      |As we enter the season of Lent, we begin to receive hints about what lies ahead.  Very appropriately, Jesus tells his disciples that he will be rejected, suffer greatly and ultimately be killed by the chief priests and ...
    • Reflection for February 7, 2008: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-07)
      Yesterday we celebrated Ash Wednesday by receiving ashes in the sign of the cross on our foreheads. The gospel asked us to pray, to fast and to be generous but always to do this without the usual positive feedback that we ...
    • Reflection for March 1, 2001: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-01)
      St. Ignatius' roommate, at the University of Paris, was the fastest runner on campus, one Francis Xavier. It seems that Francis was on the fast track in other ways as well, and his buddy got into the routine of bugging him ...
    • Reflection for March 2, 2006: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-02)
      "I am offering you life or death . . . choose life then .|| Lent is for religious people. Today's readings, as a part of the prologue to the season, are addressed to a religious people _ the Israelites of 3,000-plus years ...
    • Reflection for March 2, 2017: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Kowalski, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-02)
      Jesus said to his disciples:|"The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected|by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,|and be killed and on the third day be raised."|Then he said to all,|"If anyone wishes to ...
    • 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 March 7, 2019: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Drzaic, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-03-07)
      Today's readings begin with Deuteronomy and Moses offering the people two simple choice, one to follow God's word and one to "turn away your hearts and not listen".  The results of these two choices are a long and blessed ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 18, 2021: Thursday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021-02-18)
      |Happy Lent. Today all the readings are about choices. In the first reading Moses tells the people that their choices are life and death. They can choose to follow God and they will live prosperous lives, or they can turn ...