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Since 1998, Creighton University has offered Daily Reflections for every day of the year. Each day one of more than 50 Faculty and Staff writers at the university pray with a set of scripture readings and share their personal reflections on them. For recent and upcoming reflections please see the Creighton University Online Ministries web pages.

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Recent Submissions

  • Reflection for Sunday, January 28, 2018: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-28)
    If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.|God spoke directly to Moses. In the first reading God has promised the people that he will speak directly to someone from their own kin like he speaks to Moses so those ...
  • Reflection for Friday, January 26, 2018: Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops 

    Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-26)
    Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;|you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. Matthew 11:25|Timothy and Titus must have been special - to have worked with Paul and to have proclaimed ...
  • Reflection for Monday, January 29, 2018: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Latta, Mark (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-29)
    Can you imagine a more unlovable human being than the man described in today's Gospel reading? Here was a person, full of sin, full of Satan, homeless, scurrying through the mountains, streets and graveyards naked.  He is ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, January 27, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-27)
    Probably not surprising, my reflection on today's readings focused on the Jesus' two questions to the disciples after he calmed the storm.  "Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?"  Certainly this is a dramatic ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, January 30, 2018: 4th Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-30)
    We are formed by our experiences, which provide a database of sorts that we use in our own personal approach to data analytics.  When data patterns are sufficiently familiar, we often don't engage in very deep analysis ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, January 25, 2018: Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle 

    Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-25)
    When was the last time we were driving to work or the grocery store and a flash of light from the sky ejected us clean out of the driver's seat and onto the curb? When was the last time we held a venomous snake in our hands ...
  • Reflection for Monday, January 22, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Shanahan, Thomas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-22)
    It's ironic that the first reading today exults, "Here we are, your bone and your flesh;" interestingly enough today is set aside as a special day of prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  All of the Tribes ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, January 23, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-23)
    "Then David, girt with a linen apron, came dancing before the Lord with abandon." (2 Samuel 6:14)|According to legend, David carried armor and played the harp for King Saul.  The youth vanquished Goliath and won fame on ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-24)
    After Jesus himself takes the time to explain the parable, it might seem presumptuous to comment on today's gospel reading. But it will be worthwhile calling attention to one point  Jesus does not elaborate on.|After several ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, January 21, 2018: 3rd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-21)
    In the first reading from the book of Jonah, God called Jonah and sent him to Nineveh to announce repentance and faith in God or they would all be destroyed. Jonah did as God said and within a day, the whole city repented, ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, December 31, 2017: The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 

    Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-31)
    As 2017 draws to a close, many of us are putting the finishing touches on some New Year's resolutions. In the readings for today, Abraham is an example of a man of faith. He can assist us in the decisions we make about how ...
  • Reflection for Sunday, January 14, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Brock, MaryLee (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-14)
    As we settle into the new year, the gratitude I experienced over the Christmas holiday stays with me.  One of my abundant blessings in my life is the presence of mentors.  My life is better because of spiritual mentors, ...
  • Reflection for Thursday, January 18, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Costanzo, Cindy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-18)
    Anger, jealousy and envy are framed in the first reading of today with Saul ready to strike and harm David. David is saved from Saul's threat through the wonderful willingness of Saul's son to step forward, warn David and ...
  • Reflection for Tuesday, January 16, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-16)
    See Without Looking It is so easy to do. We have all done it. We pull up to the stop light, and there to our left is a person dressed in dirty clothes holding a handmade cardboard sign that says, "Will work for food," or ...
  • Reflection for Wednesday, January 17, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-17)
    Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!  (Psalm 144)|Today's first reading is a familiar one. Young David, against Saul's advice and armed only with his staff, five stones and a slingshot, confronts Goliath, a giant of a man and a ...
  • Reflection for Friday, January 19, 2018:2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-19)
    If we are honest, we can all certainly more easily relate to Saul than to David in this lesson, despite the fact that we want to be like David.  We want to be the good person, the hero, the one with the legitimate power.  ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, January 20, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-20)
    This Gospel passage doesn't seem to really say much, and that is because it is only the first part of the story; the second part comes about ten verses later, in 3:31-35, when these family members actually arrive and "wish ...
  • Reflection for Monday, January 15, 2018: 2nd Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Samson, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-15)
    In today's gospel, Jesus tells again of the new ways brought about by his presence in the world. The new ways are different then the ways people followed the leaders like John the Baptist and the Pharisees who came before ...
  • Reflection for Monday, January 8, 2018: 1st Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Ryan, Steve, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-08)
    It was the summer before I left home for the Jesuit novitiate. I had just graduated prep school. My parents and I made a road trip to Yellowstone National Park in the western United States. It was bittersweet, of course ...
  • Reflection for Saturday, January 13, 2018: 1st Week of Ordinary Time. 

    Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-01-13)
    The call of Saul by God to lead the Israelites, is a surprise – and presumably unlikely – because he comes from the least and smallest tribe of the Israelites.  The call of Levi in the Gospel passage from Mark's Gospel ...

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