Recent Submissions

  • Caramel Corn 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    In our small community lives a dog, usually quite hungry and constantly searching for satisfaction. We pour his tasty, (only to him) food marbles into his dish twice a day. At the evening feeding, we drop in just a few ...
  • A Deafening Noise 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    I am not a musicologist and actually I do not know what that is really.|How does a D-minor differ from a D-seventh? I do know a few finger shiftings on a guitar. I figured one thing out though. The note which begins a ...
  • Amazing! 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    We tend to be incredulous believers about most things. I counted twenty-four different statements a person can make upon hearing some fact or about some happening. "No way!" "No kidding?" "Incredible!" "Who said?" "For ...
  • 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 ...
  • Consumerism 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Every month a statistic is published about how many durable goods have been produced that month. Other statistics indicate how many new houses have been constructed as well as how many tons of imported and exported goods ...
  • What's for Lunch? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    More than several times I have been late for lunch in our community's dining room. Upon meeting several of my Jesuit brothers out in the hall, I have asked them "What's for lunch?" Their spontaneous answer is that they ...
  • The Big L-Word 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Most of the famous Ten Commandments are easier to understand than practice. Once I learned what it meant to "covet" the last two of them became more interesting. My brothers and sisters and I certainly kept holy the Lord's ...
  • Ratatouille 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    One definition of a human is "Homo ludens", that is "beings who are playing". Chaucer wrote about a group of pilgrims who while walking along had to play by competitively telling funny or serious stories about each other. ...
  • Daydreaming 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    Often during the homily at the parish where I am privileged to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy, I stop in the middle of a sentence, just stop. I then ask the congregation to reflect on the topic about which they had been ...
  • First Words 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    At last Sunday's liturgy, during the quiet after the distribution of the Eucharist, a quite upset little fellow began shouting, with certainty, "No!-no!" He kept chanting this familiar word with greater sincerity and ...
  • Who Am I? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    Let me throw something at you. "Jection" is not really a word; it needs some help such as a preposition to precede it. "Sub" "pro", "de","re", and "ob", all assist to form definite meanings. Subjection is literally to ...
  • Stop, Listen and Listen 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Here's something I've been observing and pondering. Conversation is either a context or a contest. Recent sociological studies came up with the number of words we use in whatever a normal day is. Sixteen thousand words ...
  • Judgements 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    In public-speaking settings, including homilies, readings, informational presentations, it often happens that speakers keep talking with congestion or phlegm in their throats. They do not seem to notice even if their ...
  • Listen to the Echos 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Of all things, the duck's "quack-quack" is, for some reason, the only sound that doesn't echo. We have all probably listened to children listening to their own voices bouncing back to their delight. Doing this persistently ...
  • God's Living Room 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    I was displeased more than somewhat recently when two separate persons revealed to me their disappointment at their displeasing God! They really did believe that they made God sad by their actions. Their actions may have ...
  • Gratititude 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    There was an elderly gentleman in our neighborhood who possessed a Cadillac. He would polish it, check the brightness of the whitewall tires and pat it like a beloved puppy while circling it with affection. The amazing ...
  • It's On! 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    I attended a speech recently and the presenter, several times, failed to clear his throat from some congestion and kept talking. I noticed I felt myself clearing my throat and I heard several throats being cleared in ...
  • Farm Stand 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    "Are we there yet?" is an ancient complaint/question most parents have endured more than a few times. Eventually, in my family of origin, there were six potential complainers. Each August all eight of us headed to northern ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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