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dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Jeanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 501en_US
dc.description.abstractFinding the Self in the Sacred||The church sits up the hill. Sometimes after the rush of a class discussion, we might slip into a pew. Even when the housekeeper is scrubbing loudly, our spirit may grow quiet. Teeming thoughts are placed on the altar as this day's offering. In the presence of God, I am known. It is good to be here.|Judas the Maccabee and his brothers led the struggle to oust the invaders. The temple was carefully restored. The broken parts were replaced and the altar rededicated. The community celebrated with fierce joy that the sacred place of God was whole again.|We come home tired. Then there's dinner. We gather round the table, and quiet or crabby or ready to talk, we are here together. As children we checked on who got the most. Now we watch our portions and listen to each other's day chewed over. Sometimes we sup with friends. Some days it's the dogs and me. In the presence of those who know us well, the pieces of our lives come back together.|Jesus tells us not to disrespect the house of prayer. The thieves come in many ways. It might be the music or news that streams through the day. Sometimes we catch the rhythm of the machine and breathe to the ding of the email. The tapes in our head don't stop. This is no longer the work of our hands. This is not the pulse of life.|The house of prayer is among us. You are here already. At the kitchen table, during liturgy, down in the streets among strangers we find You.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 Friday, November 20, 2009: 33rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSchuler, Jeanne A.en_US Timeen_US 33en_US
dc.subject.local11 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcden_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 19:45-48en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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