Now showing items 1-18 of 18

    • Reflection for Tuesday March 26, 2019: 3rd Week of Lent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019)
      We are familiar with this parable, which is clear and quite forceful, but how do we keep it fresh?  How can we really listen to it every time we hear it? |The man at the center is a "servant," and yet this king had advanced ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 26, 2008: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Is there any more difficult teaching of Jesus than the one he gives us in today's gospel? Peter asks Jesus how often we must forgive those who sin against us. Peter suggests seven times, no doubt believing he was being ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 1, 2005: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      Here's a good exercise for our hearts today: Forgive someone.|Praying for the great grace to forgive someone can ease the strain on our hearts and when we finally feel that relief of letting go of our anger and hurt, a ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 1, 2016: 3rd Week of Lent. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
      When Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy he wrote the following: "At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's action in our lives." ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 10, 2015: 3rd week of Lent. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      As I reflected on today's readings, I kept thinking of the title of a book by one of my former teachers: Bishop Peter Storey's With God in the Crucible. Bishop Storey was one of the key Methodist leaders of the anti-apartheid ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 13, 2007: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      Here we are in the middle of the season of Lent. As we look back a couple of weeks, we scan the various resolutions that we made. Some of them we have kept and others we haven't. That may be a source of concern for us, but ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 13, 2012: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      During Lent, the matter of sin - our own as well as the sins of others -- seems nearer to us than in other seasons of the Church year. Our self-examination finds us wanting and in need of forgiveness. In the process of ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 16, 2004: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      There is no more central concept to the Christian Faith than Reconciliation. The necessity for forgiveness from God and the mandate from God for forgiveness of fellow human beings resides in the heart of the Gospel. But ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 17, 2009: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      A student slouches across my desk from me. He is one of my students, and I haven't seen him in class for two weeks. Now it's time for mid-term grades to go in, and he assures me that he'll start coming to class again, and ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 21, 2006: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      I write this from the town of Nyiregyhaza, with a population of 110,000, in the northeast plains of Hungary near the Ukraine and Romanian borders. This influences my reflections in nuanced ways - by the spiritual reading ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 21, 2017: 3rd Week of Lent. 

      Lenz, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      After my first read of today's gospel in Mathew, my initial response to Peter's question was with regards to my own life situations. In other words, I asked myself, "How often do I forgive others?" I suspect this was a ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 28, 2000: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Spanbauer, Lori (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Unforgiveness is like drinking a poison and expecting the other person to die from it!" These were the words of Rabbi Marc Gelman on Good Morning America following the Oklahoma City bombing. What an accurate analogy. I ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 29, 2011: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      " ... For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any other nation, brought low everywhere in the world this day because of our sins ... "|Psalm 25: 4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9" ... Remember your mercies O Lord ... "|Matthew 18: 21 ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 5, 2002: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      Today Jesus calls us to open our hearts to the power of forgiveness. One of the hardest acts for us to do is to forgive, truly forgive, from the heart. For me it is harder to forgive someone than to admit I was wrong about ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 5, 2013: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      "Azariah stood up in the midst of the fire and prayed aloud . . . " Daniel 3:25.|| Sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of fire. These verses in Daniel, which are part of the Catholic canon of scripture, provide an ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 6, 2018: 3rd Week in Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      |Mercy, to me, is the juxtaposition of today's readings. This is particularly true in the Gospel when Christ tells us exactly how often we should forgive: "number beyond counting." He continues with the story of the ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 9, 1999: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Horn, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999)
      "Do not give us up," and "do not withdraw your mercy" are two key phrases that Azariah prays pleadingly (Daniel 3). These words remind me of something Fr. Gene McCreesh, S.J., said several years ago as he greeted me warmly ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, March 9, 2010: 3rd week in Lent. 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      Today's gospel brings to mind the Jesuit value of a faith that does justice. This value refers to a justice that is borne out of one's faith in God. It is usually thought of in terms of social justice, but it seems applicable ...