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    • Reflection for Friday October 4, 2019: 26th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-10-04)
      Today is the Feast Day of Saint Francis Assisi.  When I learn about the life and legacy of St. Francis, the word paradox comes to mind.  A paradox can be defined as one having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases. |Born ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 1, 1999: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen McCann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-10-01)
      Today's celebration of Therese of Lisieux takes a look at the life of a young woman extraordinary in her simplicity and humanness. Her autobiography Story of a Soul takes us from her childhood as a pampered and adored young ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 2, 2009: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-10-02)
      A popular television program here in the United States (and in Britain, I believe) is Super Nanny. On the show, children with outrageously negative behavior patterns are brought under control by the steady, firm hand of ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 2, 2015: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-10-02)
      "Papa, papa, papa."|My daughter and her four living children live with my wife and me. It is not the easiest thing I have ever done. I hate clutter. They do not even know what clutter is. Food disappears quickly, as does ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 3, 2003: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-10-03)
      "O Lord, deliver us... and pardon our sins for your name's sake," sings today's Psalm. The first reading from Baruch, one of the Apocryphal books, gives us the exiles' confession that they have not listened to God; they ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 4, 2013: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-10-04)
      Today's readings are not what I anticipated on the Memorial of Saint Francis. The first reading expounds upon disobedience to the Lord and the failure of the kingdom of Israel to listen to the prophets through the ages. ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 5, 2001: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-10-05)
      "Let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low."|I'm tempted to stop with this quotation from today's psalm. It's one of the few comforting lines in some very challenging readings.|As I write ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 5, 2007: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-10-05)
      Taking the Long Way Home|When children do not listen, they face consequences. Later as adults our excuses grow more nimble. We spin and dodge past failure. "Not me. I'm not to blame. I didn't vote for him." When everyone ...
    • Reflection for Friday, October 6, 2017: 26th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shea, John, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-10-06)
      |I can easily relate to the theme of sin and repentance in today's readings. I know I've been guilty of failing to heed the voice of God, of turning away from God's precepts and of doing my own thing. I can point to specific ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 30, 2005: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-09-30)
      It does not take a great scholar or much thought to identify the theme of today's reading as repentance. Baruch records a public prayer of penitence and petition. Psalm 79 is a communal lament for the return of God's favor. ...
    • Reflection for Friday, September 30, 2011: 26th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Roedlach, Alex (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-09-30)
      In today's Gospel, Jesus has harsh words for people living in two towns. They were with him, heard him speaking, and saw what he did. However his presence, preaching, and actions did not move and transform them, did not ...