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    • Reflection for Sunday November 25, 2018: 34th Week of Ordinary Time. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-25)
      When we celebrate "Christ, the King", we might want to have a neat, exhaustive idea of what that means. Not because we would then go all out to celebrate it, but because we would want to know what we are up against. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 20, 2005: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-11-20)
      PRE-PRAYERING||We are praying through the final exam these last days of the Liturgical Year. Next Sunday we begin the season of Advent. The opening verse of our Gospel for today pictures Jesus as coming with His angels to ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 20, 2011: Christ The King. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-11-20)
      PRE-PRAYERING || "Termination Syndrome" is the general description of the sadness one feels when one has not completed to one's satisfaction all that one would have wished as a project comes to an end. Teams, coaches, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 20, 2016: Our Lord Jesus Christ the King. 

      Alexander, Andrew, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-11-20)
      This is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Today is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is also the last Sunday in the Year of Mercy - this year during which we have remembered that "Jesus is ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 21, 1999: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-11-21)
      We reflect on these readings for the feast of Christ the King and wonder where is this king. The first reading of this liturgy pictures God as a shepherd who gathers, pastures, heals and finds his flock. The King is the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 21, 2004: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-11-21)
      PRE-PRAYERING||The Liturgical Year is a time-journey which invites the faithful to learn of God's ways. This yearly reminder and re-calling takes place through the communal reflecting upon the history of the Jewish people ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 21, 2010: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-11-21)
      PRE-PRAYERING||When we were small in our family, we wanted to grow "up". Every once-in-a-while special day, our mother would have each of us stand flat-footed, shoes-off, back-to-the-wall and she would draw a line level ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 22, 1998: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Cahill, Annie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998-11-22)
      In today's Gospel we are presented with the very moving image of Jesus hanging on the cross and being mocked by those around him. He makes no rebuke nor offers any retaliatory remark. He simply accepts what is said to him ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 22, 1998: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998-11-22)
      And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!"||And [the other criminal] said, "Jesus, remember me when you ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 22, 2009: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-11-22)
      PRE-PRAYERING||There is a certain feeling one gets when ending a long-involved and personally-invested job. It is known as termination syndrome, which means that one feels that the job or duties were not done well enough ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 22, 2015: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-11-22)
      "My kingdom does not belong to this world, If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here."|For many years I had ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 23, 2003: Christ The King. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-11-23)
      So as to be more available to the graces offered during the Liturgy of the Word, we may imagine Jesus' debating Pilate as does a lawyer argue his or her case before a judge. There is no jury present; this is a rather minor ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 23, 2008: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-11-23)
      PRE-PRAYERING||The Irish-born writer, C. S. Lewis once wrote that the most emphatic noise is the one we are trying not to listen to. A late-night barking dog, an insistent dripping faucet when sleep won't come, are only a ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 23, 2014: 34th Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King. 

      Lierk, Kyle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-11-23)
      |Even though I struggled with the intellectual side of physics as a high school student in the classroom, I completely understood the practical side of physics as a seven year old in my parents' driveway. I was doing ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 24, 2002: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-11-24)
      So as to be more receptive to God's grace in our hearing the Word and celebrating the Eucharist, we might imagine Jesus pointing out to his disciples a flock of sheep with a tending shepherd feeding some, caring for another ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 24, 2013: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-11-24)
      PRE-PRAYERING||It will be "Thanksgiving weekend" here in the United States beginning next Thursday, a/k/a as "Turkey Day". That particular Thursday is a family-feast centered around a bountiful board. Relatives join together ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 25, 2001: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-11-25)
      Some men have had kingship thrust upon them as from birth. Others have achieved that state through conquest. Some have just happened to marry the right queen. For the most part kings have been noted for either doing wonderful ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 25, 2007: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-11-25)
      PRE-PRAYERING||It is "Thanksgiving weekend" here in the United States. The day, which was last Thursday, is a family-feast centered around a bountiful board. Relatives join together from great distances to give thanks. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 25, 2012: Christ The King. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-11-25)
      A PONDERING||We tend to avoid or withdraw from self-negative experiences And are drawn to those which are more positive.|Those activities which consistently result in revealing to ourselves and others our human frailties, ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 26, 2000: Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, Solemnity. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-11-26)
      With the rise of democracy as the government of choice and an increasing hunger for participatory government throughout the world, royalty in most places has become more of a tradition than a way of ruling. We want our ...