Recent Submissions

  • Spring 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Spring has made a dramatic entrance on to our Creighton-campus stage recently. Buds, birds and un-bundled students are appearing for what they all do best, showing up and showing off.|I was walking along our central mall ...
  • Working Away 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    There is a polite form for casually greeting people. I say "Hello" and you might say, "How are you?" I would say "Fine" and you would say something in response such as "That's good". As a different kind of person, when ...
  • Know Thyself 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    A few weeks ago I was offering a presentation at a Catholic parish and at the end of one of the evenings a woman asked, "How do you know when you know yourself?" Now that did stop me in my verbal tracks. So I stopped her ...
  • Interruptions and Invitations 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    Everything about which I am going to relate to you is absolutely true, without varnish, garnish or exaggerations. Picture this please. I have just finished passing through the security check machine at the local airport. ...
  • Making Waves 2 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    There is the catchy statement, "Keep your eye on the prize." I guess everybody has a prize up ahead. Here at Creighton University the prize might be grades, guys/girls, graduation, grad-school, getting out of school all ...
  • Corny 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    An elderly Jesuit Brother related to me about his arriving from Ireland in New York City. He was met by his sister who gave him a key to her apartment with directions. She told him that dinner was waiting including fresh ...
  • What's in a Word? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    I phoned recently an office here on campus and asked for a certain person. I was told that he was in the middle of a conference. I asked when did the conference begin and was told that the receptionist didn't know. I ...
  • Is God Watching? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    I have been a slow-as-it-goes kind of jogger these past thirty-six years. While jogging along one gets in touch with lots of inner and outer things. For the first part of the run one notices easily the surroundings, sounds, ...
  • Storytime 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    There is the old saying that if you don't tell the stories you'll forget who you are. I spent seven years as Rector of our high school here in Omaha. The football team won the State Championship five years in a row. Now, ...
  • Tree of Life 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    The American Civil Liberties Union has cleaned up all the Nativity Stables on public property in our country, well almost. The humorous element to the whole thing is that they do allow, encourage Holiday or Christmas trees ...
  • What Do We Really Want? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    During these Advent days leading to the Day of the Mass of Christ's Birth, there is in song and story a huge celebration of the un-huge. Rudolf, the rosy-nosed unwanted who saves the night for Santa and his prejudiced ...
  • Defining Moments 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Perhaps one good Lenten activity would be to review the real "aha" moments of our lives. Some are insights such as figuring out for the first time what 'X' was and how to solve for it in Algebra. That was a biggy for me. ...
  • The Attraction of Opposites 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    When I was a young boy I had two inch-high metal dogs standing on a square magnet. When I would move them toward each other, a mysterious force kept them apart. One was black, the other white. They were opposites that did ...
  • Doughnuts 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    I grew up in the Polish neighborhood on the south side of Milwaukee. It was so Polish that at school I was named Larrski and my friends were Bobski, Bettski, Judski and (of all things) Kevinski. I learned many non-Irish ...
  • Year of Mercy 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    The word "icon" has gotten a new dressier position in our every-day experience. Icons were restricted to religious images and iconography was the painting or production of such articles. They were often painted on screens ...
  • The Giving of Gifts 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    It seems to me at this distance of years, that every Christmas my older sister had a different boyfriend. It became a family ritual to be sure to be around when the young lad appeared sometime around the Christmas celebration ...
  • Sending Forth 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    In many cases, parting is a true sorrow and in other cases there is a sweetness. I noticed something recently about which I have smiled often. Leaving can be quite a lengthy sorrow, because of how much time it takes to ...
  • Old and New 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    The old this is now the new that. This seems to apply mainly to bodily age and probably is true with increased health aids and physical exercise. When applied to bodily attractiveness there might be something new as well. ...
  • Making Waves 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    I was sitting recently on the end of a pier at a beautiful lake in northern Wisconsin. A quite large speed boat zoomed by and a little while later its noisy waves began slapping my contemplative shore. Then a canoe with ...
  • Munch Munch 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    I have decided to not eat anything today until this Glimpse is finished. No, it is not shortly after midnight. I am hungry and so this might be shorter than usual. I would advise the reader to experience a little not-eating ...

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