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    • Reflection for Sunday, January 3, 2021: Epiphany of the Lord. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |My friends, co-heirs, co-partners, fellow travelers…….Christ is with us, and we are filled with joy and hope.  As the Christmas season will soon conclude, today's readings invite us to reflect upon what has been revealed ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 11, 2021: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |This passage from Mark's Gospel follows his presentation of John the Baptist, John's ministry, Christ's Baptism, and the time Christ spent in the desert discerning what it all meant – and all of this in his first 13 ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, January 12, 2021: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Today's gospel from the first chapter of Mark has me thinking about authority.  In this early story of the gospel, Jesus is very quickly setting himself apart from others.  People are noticing that he is different.  He ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 2, 2021: 2nd Week of Christmas. 

      Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |"I am not the Christ." These five words, John the Baptist's first response to those asking who he is, are the simple truth. My response to "I am not the Christ" is Thank God! There is Love greater than mine. There is ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, January 14, 2021: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." It's been a difficult time. It's been hard to stay hopeful. It would be easy to harden our hearts, to give up hope. But I hope, I think there is hope. It's a new year, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 22, 2021: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      Collect for Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life: God our Creator,|we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother's womb;|grant, we ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 4, 2021: Monday after Epiphany. 

      Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      Who? "…the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light,|On those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen."|Isaiah|When was this written?  Last month?|During the past – almost a year – we, in our ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, January 20, 2021: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Today's readings take us back to the time of Abraham and the mysterious figure, Melchizedek.  Genesis 14 provides a detailed account that is helpful to recall.|Enemies had ransacked the city, carrying away goods and people, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 15, 2021: 1st Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Crawford, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |Spend a little time around this Jesuit university – or reading these reflections – and you will encounter the concept of Ignatian contemplation, of prayerful imagination to deepen our understanding of Scriptures and to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 8, 2021: Friday after Epiphany. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |I write these things to you so that you may know|that you have eternal life,|you who believe in the name of the Son of God. 1 John 4|"Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean." |Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 18, 2021: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      McMahon, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |People, especially religious leaders, liked to question Jesus. He just made things too darn simple, too different from their legalistic proscriptions. It drove them crazy. They wanted answers, but mostly they wanted to ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, January 19, 2021: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Costanzo, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2021)
      |In the Gospel…Mark 2: 23-28 the disciples are travel weary and hungry. They pull and eat the grains from the wheat field as they walk with Jesus. The Pharisees are quick to condemn and point out the violation of this ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 21, 2020: 4th week in Advent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Today's readings have been more challenging than normal.  I tend to find easily the message of care for others, acceptance, service, solidarity, and like missives from Jesus in the readings upon which I reflect.  But today ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 22, 2020: 4th week in Advent. 

      McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In this season of Advent, we have been awaiting the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem. Among the images that come to mind for me as I ponder the absolute wonder of what we await is a picture of a mother - and father-to-be. I ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 24, 2020: 4th week in Advent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In many respects Jesus' conception was definitely unique. For us, being born is ultimately being placed in existence without being consulted –how could we have been consulted, when we did not even exist? Also, for us being ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 25, 2020: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The season of Christmas and particularly Christmas Day is a time of celebration and joy. We celebrate the eternal Word becoming flesh, God becoming one like us and living with us.|We have numerous Christmas parties, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 23, 2020: 4th week in Advent. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In today's Gospel we read the wonderful story of John's birth to Elizabeth and Zechariah. It reminds us how God was with them and those around them as witnesses of something special. Special because God blessed them with ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 26, 2020: Feast of Saint Stephen, The First Martyr. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In his recent Encyclical Letter , Pope Francis challenges his readers to place themselves in the story of the Good Samaritan, and by doing so begin to understand if we are committed to the flourishing of all persons.  ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 27, 2020: Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |One Holy Family|"Pray to God that I truly be the brother (and sister) of all."  Blessed Charles de Foucauld|God so loved the world.  What greater love than to be one with us down to the tight fist of a newborn child.  You ...