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    • Peter Remembers His Call From Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Peter Remembers his Call from Jesus"|I get asked about it all the time, so I don't mind talking about it again. People are always asking, "So, Peter, what was it like the day Jesus ...
    • Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus"|The olives on the trees were not yet ready for harvest. There were things I could do around the orchard but I was restless. I told my wife I would ...
    • A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"|Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.|John: It is so good of you to visit us, ...
    • Prayer for the Loss of a Grandchild 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Oh, God,|This is so unfair! Not our grandchild! It isn't fair! It isn't right! Our darling, young grandchild, the one we delighted in at birth, tended to, babysat and loved without limits. Why now are our hearts broken by ...
    • Herod Wants to Kill You 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Herod Wants to Kill You"|I was so nervous just being in the crowd. I had been watching him for several days now. There was tension in the air. It seemed so surprising to me that the ...
    • Contemplating the Healing of a Leper 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Healing of a Leper"|I had been a leper for 30 years. It wasn't very bad at first. My family knew the law, and like me, covered up the first few signs on my skin. ...
    • Contemplating the Assumption of Mary 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Mary looked over at John writing at his table and smiled. He had always looked so young and the years had not aged him very much. She could understand why Jesus had such a special place in his heart for John, with his ...
    • Office Memorials 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Office Memorials"|It is in our human nature to keep those who have passed away as a part of our current lives. While their physical presence is not available, their contributions to our lives ...
    • Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless"|We think of shelter as a basic requirement of life, but many people simply don't have a roof over their heads or a safe place to live. ...
    • Ransom the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Ranson the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned"|"I was in prison, and you visited me." Matthew 25:36|Prison can seem like a remote place not connected with our real lives until we learn ...
    • Visit the Sick 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Sometimes we can get squeamish about being around hospitals or nursing homes, but this work of mercy invites us to visit someone who is in the hospital or is housebound. The touch of a hand, a hug and real eye contact are ...
    • Rediscovering the Corporal Works of Mercy 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Jesus' words in Matthew 25 are not about us at all -- but about our neighbors.|The seven Corporal Works of Mercy are a part of Catholic tradition and for many of us, these were part of our upbringing. In today's world ...
    • Feed the Hungry 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "What does to mean to "feed" someone - and what does it mean to be hungry?  Sometimes it might be direct support through a food bank or food pantry. Don't know where that is? Check on the internet or the phone book. If ...
    • Clothe the Naked 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We can clean out closets and donate the extras. But isn't there something more?  Can we simplify our lives and our wardrobes?  How many pairs of shoes do I own? Can I donate more than my excess? I can decide to winnow ...
    • Give Drink to the Thirsty 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      In a disaster, one of the most basic needs is water.  In a crisis, water donations are often possible through the Red Cross, Red Crescent or another relief agency. Educating ourselves on water quality and protecting this ...
    • Mothers' Prayers: Prayers By and For Mothers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Mothers Prayers"|Prayer for a Birth Mother, from an Adoptive Mother|Loving God, how can I thank you for the generous woman who gave us her child? Our years of sorrow and emptiness ...
    • An Even Better Marriage: From Newlywed to Long-Timer 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "An Even Better Marriage"|Those of us who are married all want happy marriages. Some of us have angry, troubled marriages. Some of us have ok marriages, but maybe we have drifted ...
    • A Renewed Personal Encounter With Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first two paragraphs of "A Renewed Personal Encounte with Jesus"|In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis appeals to all of us to give ourselves to a "renewed personal encounter" with ...
    • Elizabeth Remembers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Elizabeth Remembers"|What a time it was! What days those were! When I think back on them now, I am amazed at how natural and normal it all felt and yet how grace-filled and sacred. ...
    • Contemplating the Day After the Cruxification with the Mother of James and John 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Contemplating the Day After the Crucifixion with the Mother of James & John"|Mary has finally fallen asleep so I'll step outside for a minute. Just sitting here in the sun feels ...