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    • Reflection for Friday, June 8, 2018: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      A blessed Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you! I have had a wonderful, growing relationship with the Sacred Heart over the years for a multitude of reasons. On this special day, I want to share a recent, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Grassmeyer, Kimberly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      For many years, I've over-simplified the core of my faith in several ways when in discussion with others – especially if the discussion involves others whose tolerance for the fire-and brimstone of the Old Testament has ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 10, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      McMahon, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      There is A LOT to chew on in this Sunday's readings. Genesis 3 takes us all the way back to Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Garden and the mirror this holds up to our own willfulness; St. Paul in 2 Corinthians is full ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 9, 2018: Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (9th Week of Ordinary Time).. 

      Mausbach, Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today is The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which celebrates the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The gospel reminds us of both the great joy and sorrow that comes with the territory of being a Mom. I ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 11, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      When I looked at today's readings, my first thought was, "What can I say about the Beatitudes that they haven't heard fifty times already?" I started looking into the story of St. Barnabas, wondering why the Beatitudes ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 7, 2018: 9th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      There are hundreds of ancient commandments in the Torah, outlining the how Jewish people should live.  They include a myriad of rules for worship, prayer, temple services, fasting, cleanliness and sacrifice of animals.|So, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, June 12, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Have you ever been in a room full of people and wondered if your presence was significant?  Have you ever been around even one other person who made you question the power of your internal beauty and your uniqueness?  Have ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, June 6, 2018: 9th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      It's always challenging for me to reflect on a reading when Jesus tells the people that they are misled, or wrong, but basically leaves it at that.  I truly felt misled after reading today's message.|So, I will share my ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, June 16, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      In the first reading, Elisha wholeheartedly accepts his call. In the Gospel, Jesus discusses oaths. Today I am drawn to reflect on how I live out my call.|God makes Elijah aware of His intention to make Elisha his successor. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, June 14, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Jesus tells us today that anger toward other brothers gets us in trouble with God, as does insulting other people or threatening to stamp them out.  He reminds us of this after he recites the commandment "You shall not ...
    • Reflection for Friday, June 15, 2018: 10th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      After the wind there was an earthquake – but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire – but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound." 1 Kings|As people ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 11, 2018: Presentation of the Lord. 

      Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      While there is much to unpack in today's first reading, I kept being struck by the greeting in Paul's vision: "Do not be afraid."   Jesus was so aware of the various fears that all of us confront as human beings throughout ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 6th Week of Easter. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious. Acts 17|I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always. John 14|When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, May 17, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees, so he called out before the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees; I am on trial for home in the resurrection of the dead."|Acts of the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 7, 2018: 6th Week of Easter. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      For the last three years, my all-student ensemble has worked on Thomas Tallis' "If Ye Love Me" for Easter season gospel readings like today's. It is a short piece, but it takes some work to get right because it is polyphonic* ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, May 24, 2018: 7th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      This spring season brings warm and sunny days, here in North America.  The sun sets much later in the evening creating more time to enjoy being outside.  In recent years I have developed a love of working in my yard on ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      We are Easter people – we have been redeemed by Christ – we have seen Him suffer for us, die on the cross for us, be buried for us but then Rise for us and just last week ascend into Heaven.  So even the apostles now are ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 13, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      The remaining apostles and about one hundred and twenty others stood around Peter. He had an announcement to make. It concerned the replacement of their former companion, Judas, the "guide to those who arrested Jesus", the ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 25, 2018: 7th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      All this week we have been reading the Letter of Saint James, an exhortation filled with guidance and instruction to early Jewish Christians about how to live their new life in Christ, especially while awaiting the Lord's ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 19, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today's readings challenge us to examine our attitudes and to grow in gratitude!|The first reading describes Paul's journey to Rome, which was the product of unjust accusations.    It is unlikely that Paul would have chosen ...