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    • Reflection for Monday April 8, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-08)
      Today's first reading from the Old Testament is the story of Susanna and the Judgment of Daniel. Susanna, a beautiful and pious woman, is falsely accused and sentenced to death by religious elders. She is convicted by their ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 10, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-10)
      Light in the Dark Valley|When we read through the long and beautiful story of Susanna from the book of Daniel, followed by the brief but equally beautiful story of the woman caught in adultery (John's gospel), we are struck ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 11, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-11)
      GOD'S MERCY|In Daniel we see how astutely Daniel questions the two church elders to see if they are lying about Susanna. They were. Susanna did not lie, tell a falsehood, nor lie down for the elders. She was innocent. She ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 2, 2001: 5th week in Lent. 

      O'Keefe, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-02)
      How interesting it is to juxtapose the story of Susanna with the story of the adulterous woman. The contrast between the two women could not be more clear. Susanna is completely virtuous and guiltless, while the woman in ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 3, 2006: 5th week in Lent. 

      Shadle Cusic, Marcia (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-03)
      In today's first reading, Susanna, who is married to Joakim, is described very early in the reading as a "God-fearing woman." As I continued to read I understood her to be a woman who did not literally "fear God" but very ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 3, 2017: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-03)
      The two readings in today's liturgy might be episodes of a video series entitled "Lies and Deceptions."  The two are short stories that represent reprehensible behavior on the part of people who are up to no good like the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 7, 2003: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-07)
      Today's readings seem to be about justice, imperfect judgments, and trusting God's loving kindness. They speak in answer to the sadness and anger in our world today. Probably at any time, but certainly now, with the United ...
    • Reflection for Monday, April 7, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Zimmer, Craig (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-07)
      |The contrast between today's readings from Daniel and John show us clearly, I think, the kind of new order and new way of being that Jesus came into this world to inaugurate, one where we are called to mercy and compassion ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 10, 2008: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kalb, Howie, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-10)
      In today's first reading, two elders, who double as judges, attempt to seduce the innocent Susanna. Being Joachim's wife, she refuses their advances and cries out for help. When her protectors arrive, the lecherous old men ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 14, 2005: 5th week in Lent. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-14)
      The Adulterous Woman _ who was she?|I am much like her |And she is much like me.|I know the empty shame of my own wrong-doings |And the belittling of the self righteous.|I have felt my body stiffen with indignation deflate ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 14, 2016: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-14)
      Everyone has their favorite, and least favorite, scripture passages. Some passages affirm us in the way we feel about our relationship with God, about the way we live out our beliefs. Others make us uncomfortable, challenging ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 18, 2002: 5th week in Lent. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-18)
      A few years ago I went to the Philippines to do Tertianship, a year of Jesuit training (http://puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/tertianship/). One of my assignments was to work in a parish in the northern mountains of Luzon. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 18, 2013: 5th week in Lent. 

      Rouse, Maryanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-03-18)
      The story of "Susanna and the Judgment of Daniel," today's Old Testament Reading Is one frequently illustrated in books about Scripture: Susanna, portrayed as a young woman "of great beauty," somewhat curvaceous, with a ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 19, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-19)
      |We have all seen paintings and sculptures of St. Joseph that, at least to me, look too bland and sweet to represent the real Joseph. There is nothing bland in the Joseph portrayed in the first of the two options for today's ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 22, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-22)
      Temptation, testimony, truth - today's readings contain wonderful settings that, coming during Lent, invite us to contemplate how we live our lives.||The story from Daniel is a powerful one, since we probably all have ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 23, 2015: 5th week of Lent. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-23)
      By pairing two scriptural stories of women who are accused of adultery, the Church is inviting us, through today's liturgy, to consider the mercy of God for those who are innocent or vulnerable.  At least that is a first ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 26, 2007: 5th week in Lent. 

      Zimmer, Mary Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-26)
      Today we celebrate the wondrous feast of the Annunciation. We witness once more Mary's courageous decision to put her whole self on the line for the sake of God's saving action in history. This year, as we celebrate this ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 26, 2012: 5th week in Lent. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-03-26)
      The Annunciation of the Lord Psalm 40: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 "Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will." The first part of Psalm 40 relates a thanksgiving to God, who has saved the psalmist (and us) from death and put a new ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 29, 2004: 5th week in Lent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-29)
      "Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" (John 8:12) ||Jesus says this in the temple precincts during the feast of ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 30, 2009: 5th week in Lent. 

      Cherney, Isabelle (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-30)
      Today's readings move me every time I hear them. They stir up a lot of different emotions. The first reading reminds me of how much I abhor injustice and lies. The two elders, whom people revered because of their wisdom, ...