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    • Reflection for January 13, 2008: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-01-13)
      PRE-PRAYERING||Liturgically we move quickly through the first thirty years of the life of Jesus. With this feast we begin watching his maturity; the Timeless comes of age. Our maturation has taken somewhat longer in time.|We ...
    • Reflection for January 9, 2000: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-01-09)
      When we were baptized, something called "Original Sin" was removed, though not the effects. We were accepted into the Christian Community and the Holy Spirit entered our souls. So we have a little confusion about what the ...
    • Reflection for January 9, 2011: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-01-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING | This liturgy's Gospel does some kind of violence to our sense of time. Last Sunday Jesus was heading for Egypt as a baby after being paid homage by the Magi. Now seven days later Jesus is thirty years old ...
    • Reflection for January 9, 2012: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-01-09)
      The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord serves as a pivotal shift between the celebrations of the Christmas season and the mission of Jesus which is identified and (hopefully) integrated into our lives through the weeks of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 8, 2001: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-01-08)
      As we move from Christmas Season to Ordinary Time (between Christmas and Lent) we have this feast to help us with the transition. The Baptism of Jesus represents the beginning of his public ministry. He will baptize us ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 8, 2007: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-01-08)
      PRE-PRAYERING || We enter the Christian community through baptism. We enter this new year of gathering together as that community by our being offered the feast of celebrating the baptism of Jesus. While within the influence ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 9, 2006: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-01-09)
      PRE-PRAYERING|For two weeks now we have been praying with the impact of the One God's becoming one of and with us. We have celebrated His birth, entrance into the Jewish religious community, and the acknowledgement of the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, January 9, 2017: The Baptism of the Lord (USA). 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-09)
      We pray with a great time-shift in today's Gospel. Thirty years have passed since last-Sunday's Gospel wherein the Magi were visiting the Holy Family. We pray for our personal coming to maturity; with us, it has taken ...
    • Reflection for Sunday January 13, 2013: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-01-13)
      PRE-PRAYERING || We enter the Christian community through baptism. We enter this new year of gathering together as that community by our being offered the feast of celebrating the baptism of Jesus. While within the influence ...
    • Reflection for Sunday January 13, 2019: The Baptism of the Lord. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-01-13)
      WWJD  What Would Jesus Do?  In the 1990's this acronym became a part of popular culture.  People sported WWJD bracelets as a reminder to use Jesus as a guide for their behavior.  Regrettably the true meaning of  WWJD ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 10, 1999: 3rd week in Christmas: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-01-10)
      Today's readings cause me to think about what it means to love and appreciate the people I know best. In the reading from First John, John reminds us that we can't love God and fail to love people, especially the people ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 10, 2010: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-01-10)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We pray with a great time-shift in today's Gospel. Thirty years have passed since last-Sunday's Gospel wherein the Magi were visiting the Holy Family. We pray for our personal coming to maturity; with us, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 10, 2016: Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-01-10)
      With Jesus before the Father|Luke's account of the baptism of Jesus admits us to the secret depths of Jesus' relationship with his Father. There, not only is he "reminded" of his identity as Beloved Son, but the Father's ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 11, 2004: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-01-11)
      So as to be more available to the graces offered us within these readings, we might imagine Jesus' praying by himself. He has just climbed out of the river and has distanced himself from the group of those who were also ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 11, 2009: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-01-11)
      PRE-PRAYERING || One familiar greeting which can begin a conversation is, "What's new?" The year is definitely new and next weekend's liturgy begins something new. In a sense it is the First Sunday of Ordinary Time, though ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 12, 2003: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-01-12)
      So as to be available more to the graces of the readings and the Eucharist, we might imagine Jesus standing knee-deep in the Jordan River, clothes dripping and his face turned up towards the sky. John the Baptist is ahead ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 12, 2014: Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gilger, Paddy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-01-12)
      "Then the memorable moment in the pump house when it dawned on her that the word 'water' spelled in one hand meant the water running over the other. It was nothing less than the beginning of her life as a person."| - Walker ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 12, 2020: Baptism of the Lord. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-01-12)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Andy Alexander, S.J. from 2015.|This great feast of the Baptism of the Lord closes the Christmas Season and points us to the Season of Ordinary Time. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 13, 2002: The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-01-13)
      Liturgically, we move quickly from the scenes of Jesus' birth. At times, we might wish to linger a little longer with the comfort and experiences of the wonderful days just past.||The life, revelation and mission of Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, January 8, 2017: The Baptism of the Lord (INT). 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-08)
      We pray with a great time-shift in today's Gospel. Thirty years have passed since last-Sunday's Gospel wherein the Magi were visiting the Holy Family. We pray for our personal coming to maturity; with us, it has taken ...