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dc.contributor.authorLynch, John, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 442en_US
dc.description.abstractWhy do good people suffer?||As a hospital chaplain, I see many good people who do suffer. Recently, I walked into a patient's room and immediately he said: "Father, please anoint me! My heart is very weak. I am having blackouts and I want to join my family. They have all gone before me." He went on to tell how he had spent his life in the circus. He felt deeply grateful that he was able to bring joy and entertainment to many children and families. Now he was ready to let the Lord take him.|We know from the letter to the Hebrews that even Jesus learned obedience through suffering. Mary, too, free from sin, would deepen her knowledge of self and God through suffering. As good as she was, she still could grow in perfection.|I think suffering opens us to the reality of who we are. We are creatures dependent upon God and none of us have the control we at times think we have. The Lord wants us to surrender our very lives into his hands. We admire the patient wanting the Lord to take him. We identify with the sorrowful mother.|Whose heart would not be moved to contemplate Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the foot of his cross?en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, September 15, 2001: 23rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitSt. Joseph's Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorLynch, John J., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 23en_US
dc.subject.local11 Timothy 1:15-17en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5a+6-7en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 6:43-49en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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