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    • Reflection for Tuesday, January 25, 2022: Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |We celebrate our earliest saints not simply because they existed but also because they are models of Christian discipleship. But how about St. Paul? He is such a singular and towering figure that it seems presumptuous to ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 23, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |As children we would have a lot of fun playing the game we called "telephone."  We would sit in a circle and the game would begin when one person would whisper a phrase to the person sitting next to them.  That person ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 22, 2022: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |So we are watching or listening to the first "Family Intervention" in the Gospels. As we know, some interventions work and some are delayed in their good results. These group encounters take great faith, courage and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 24, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Today's gospel opens with the scribes accusing Jesus of being possessed by Beelzebul.  Jesus responds by speaking in parables:|"How can Satan drive out Satan?|If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, January 27, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |"You have established for yourself your people Israel as yours forever, and you, LORD, have become their God."|Recall our last encounter with David in Monday's lectionary: David was anointed king at Hebron, took Jerusalem, ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 28, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |It is not difficult to consider our own sins in these readings. The Psalm, likely written by David himself, speaks to us all for two reasons. 1)  We are all sinners and 2) We are confident we can call upon God for mercy. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 29, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |As I'm writing this, it's supposed to storm today. Schools have been closed in preparation of bad weather. It's expected to be freezing rain turning to plowable snow and then frigid temperatures. I've already picked up ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, January 26, 2022: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Psalm response: Proclaim God's marvelous words to all the nations.|These two men are well attested in Acts and the letters of Paul, and we know a fair amount about how they acted and what they accomplished, but that is ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, January 19, 2022: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      This relfection is coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection on these readings by Eileen Burke-Sullivan in 2006.|The period of winter ordinary (or counted) time that falls between the great Church seasons of Christmas ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, January 20, 2022: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Today is Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. It is also the day on which we celebrate St. Sebastian and St. Fabian. Both saints were martyrs. St. Fabian served as the pope.|St. Sebastian joined the army because ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 21, 2022: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Two passages from today's readings really resonated with me. The first, from the first reading from Samuel, quoted a proverb: "From the wicked comes forth wickedness." It made me think about the times I can be small and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 30, 2022: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection from Tom Shanahan, S.J., for these readings from 2019.|Today's gospel is a kind of biblical "fish story", containing an important point for us to contemplate.  ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 31, 2022: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. And people came out to see what had happened. As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by ...
    • The Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      "Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick -no food, no sack, no money in their ...
    • The Third Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 23-29, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light." Mark 4
    • The Second Week of Ordinary Time: Jan. 16-22, 2022 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 15, 2022: 1st Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Crawford, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |The reading begins with Jesus inviting Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him.  We see Jesus and his disciples dining at Levi's house.  Other tax collectors and "sinners" are there, too, which leads the Pharisees to question ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 2, 2022: The Epiphany of the Lord (US). 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Today we celebrate the familiar account of the three Wise Men (Magi). The story is a staple of the whole Christmas scene beginning with Joseph and the pregnant Mary of Nazareth traveling to Bethlehem. There Mary gives ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 1, 2022: The Octave Day of Christmas, Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      |Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of Mary Mother of God. Every celebration of Mary seems to carry with it some inherent ambiguity, not because of what we celebrate, but because of how we celebrate it. One dimension ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 3, 2022: 2nd Week of Christmas. 

      Santos, Nicky, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2022)
      This relfection is coming soon. Until then, this is a reflection on these readings by Andy Alexander, S.J. from 2020.|See what love the Father has bestowed on us|that we may be called the children of God. ...|The reason ...