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dc.contributor.authorBergman, Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 943 OTen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 944 NTen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 945 Pen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 947 Gen_US
dc.description.abstractEveryday that God allows us to live upon this earth, we realize that it's a day of thanksgiving. We look back over our lives, and see the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. As we reflect, it's important to know the source of our joy, the source of maintaining us through our daily experiences. We need to know whether our source is 'Live or Memorex'. Our faith needs to be one of total commitment. In I Maccabees 2, we find Mattahias and his sons in the city of Modein ready to defend their religious beliefs at all costs.||When we go through our many rituals of worshiping God through our sacrifices, we sometimes feel that God was beholden to us, or that he owes us something. In Psalms 50, God lets the children of Israel know that he is God. He calls together a council of the entire Earth to let us know that he is the Judge. God reminds us that he does not need our sacrifices, because he owns it all anyway. Can these sacrifices alone suffice for the payment for our sins. The answer is no, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to love God and our neighbor is pleasing to God.|In Luke 19:41-44, we find Jesus weeping. Was it because he knew that he would be betrayed and bound, scourged and spit upon, condemned and crucified? No, he wept because he observed that his people missed their opportunities to be saved, even though the Gospel had been preached. They had missed the very thing that brings pleasure to God, and that is making peace with God. When God's spirit strives with us, and our own consciences are startled and awakened, then is the time of visitation of his spirit.|Let's face it, God is crazy about us, and wants us to know that he cares for us.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.subject.otherThanksgiving Day (USA)en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, November 22, 2007: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.).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.program.unitSociology, Anthropology, and Social Worken_US
dc.program.unitJustice and Peace Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBergman, Roger C.en_US Timeen_US 33en_US
dc.subject.local11 Kings 8:55-61en_US
dc.subject.local1Sirach 50:22-24en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 63:7-9en_US
dc.subject.local1Zephania 3:14-15en_US
dc.subject.local21 Chronicles 29:10bc, 11, 12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 138:1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11en_US
dc.subject.local31 Corinthians 1:3-9en_US
dc.subject.local3Ephesians 1:3-14en_US
dc.subject.local3Colossians 3:12-17en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 7:7-11en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 11:25-30en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 5:18-20en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 1:39-55en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 10:17-24en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 17:11-19en_US
dc.subject.local4John 15:9-17en_US
dc.subject.local4John 16:20-22en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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