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    • Reflection for Thursday, March 17, 2016: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Schnack, Jan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-17)
      I pray that your Lent experience thus far in 2016 has been a special time to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus!  If not, the good news is that there is still time and Jesus is lovingly waiting.|I oftentimes feel ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday April 10, 2019: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Lenz, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-10)
      As I write this reflection, we are in the midst of a busy time on campus. Students are registering for next semester classes and we are closing in on the end of the spring semester. Registration time typically brings lots ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 1, 2009: 5th week in Lent. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-01)
      I have always loved the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, which I learned as a youngster. The Statler Brothers used to sing a gospel song about this story, which contained this chorus:||They wouldn't bend They held ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 12, 2000: 5th week in Lent. 

      Horn, John (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-12)
      "No slave has a permanent place in the family, but the Son has a place there forever. That is why if the Son frees you, you will really be free."|Most of us think that we are free. We live in a free republic with a cherished ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 13, 2011: 5th week in Lent. 

      Whipple, Bob (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-13)
      First: Aren't the names Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego terrific? Makes you want to go get 3 cats just so you could give them these names.|OK. Now to the (mostly) serious part.|Today's readings are about holding fast, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 4, 2001: 5th week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-04)
      Today happens to be my 40th birthday. This is the birthday when you start getting the over the hill jokes. I guess it's supposed to be middle-aged, but I come from pretty long-lived stock. I still have three grandparents ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 5, 2006: 5th week in Lent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-05)
      Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him: "If you live according to my teaching, you are truly my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."||Freedom must be near the top of our top ten ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 5, 2017: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-05)
      As I sit to write this Reflection I can imagine that you, the reader/pray-er are hoping for something new and exciting.  For my part I am wondering if this is possible. The disciples with whom Jesus is speaking, are not ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 9, 2003: 5th week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-09)
      Today's gospel narrative is puzzling in its development. The exchange is presented as stemming from a remark Jesus makes "to those Jews who believed in him," yet, as the argument evolves, Jesus is clearly addressing ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, April 9, 2014: 5th week in Lent. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-09)
      Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! Although most of us would be challenged to spell their names, they just seem to roll off the tongue. Their names were imbedded in our minds as children and their story was the basis for ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 12, 2008: 5th week in Lent. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-12)
      The three young captives in Babylon face a fiery furnace, rather than worship a false god. | Jesus faces the fiery furnace of his people's and our arrogant defensiveness - while offering us freedom.|The folly of Lenten ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 16, 2005: 5th week in Lent. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-16)
      Today's scriptures are an incredible contrast in how people accept God's guidance and do His will. From Daniel, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (you gotta love those names). A story of incredible faith in the ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 16, 2016: 5th Week of Lent. 

      Pierre, Sam (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-16)
      There weren't any angels with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they boldly stood up to King Nebuchadnezzar. They still weren't present when those men walked into the furnace. They had no visual evidence of their safety, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 20, 2002: 5th week in Lent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-20)
      "There is no need for us to defend ourselves before you in this matter . . . If our God can save us . . . may he save us! But even if he will not . . . we will not serve your god."|"If you remain in my word, you will truly ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 20, 2013: 5th week in Lent. 

      Kuhlman, Mary Haynes (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-03-20)
      A sinkhole beneath a house in Florida opens, and the sleeping homeowner disappears underground forever. The seemingly solid earth was an illusion. In a rather difficult teaching in today's Gospel, Jesus rejects "those Jews ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 21, 2018: 5th Week in Lent. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-21)
      This reflection will be coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection by Andy Alexander, S.J. from 2008. The three young captives in Babylon face a fiery furnace, rather than worship a false god. Jesus faces the fiery ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 24, 1999: 5th week in Lent. 

      Lee, Mike, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-24)
      "When the heart is hard and parched up,| come upon me with a shower of mercy.||When grace is lost from life, |come with a burst of song.|When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides|shutting me out from the beyond,|come ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 24, 2010: 5th week in Lent. 

      Shirley, Nancy (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-24)
      The readings today present a contrast between the first reading reflecting a steadfast belief and actions congruent with such a belief and gospel where the actions seem incongruent with the claims. It is clear that Shadrach, ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 28, 2007: 5th week in Lent. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-03-28)
      Today's gospel narrative is puzzling in its development. The exchange is presented as stemming from a remark Jesus makes "to those Jews who believed in him," yet, as the argument evolves, Jesus is clearly addressing ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, March 28, 2012: 5th week in Lent. 

      Rouse, Maryanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-03-28)
      First a bit of background: the three young men, the main characters in today's First Reading from Daniel, were among the Jewish favorites of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. He had taken a liking to them and they had been ...