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    • Reflection for Monday November 25, 2019: 34th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-11-25)
       Listen to the Young "Stay Awake!  For you do not know when the son of Man will come." (Matthew 24:42) What sustains us in dark hours?  What keeps fear from surging?  Life-support comes in many forms.  A word scratched ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 21, 2006: Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (34th week in Ordinary Time). 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-11-21)
      The Young and the Poor|They were young during the invasion that left their people captive. Sent into exile to serve the conqueror Nebuchadnezzar, they are surrounded by wealth and opportunity. Dislocation and privilege do ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 21, 2011: Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (34th week in Ordinary Time). 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-11-21)
      Free at Last||Money is a power in our world that takes many forms. We meet budgets, send aid, search for jobs, collect dividends, and confront the growing gap between rich and poor. My credit score sits next to my test ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 22, 1999: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-11-22)
      "When men dream, they dream of money" mumbled the character as the story of ruthless greed unfolded. Our dreams tell us who we are. And money, with its power to multiply or vanish without a trace, presents itself as the ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 22, 2004: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-11-22)
      |WIDOW'S MIGHT|Revelations gives us a vision of "Companions of Jesus," unblemished persons with the Lamb of God. Which of us can say s/he is unblemished? Whose heart is clean?|In the l980s "styles of faith" were a popular ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 23, 2009: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kokensparger, Brian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-11-23)
      Most teachers use repetition every now and then to reinforce important concepts, especially when they think their students are not "getting" it. They look around the classroom, and if they see telltale blank stares and ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 23, 2015: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-11-23)
      The stories of Daniel in the Bible were never stories for children.  They were about wisdom, knowledge, proficiency and the ability to exercise cautious and discreet judgment in practical matters.  This sounds very adult, ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 24, 2003: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-11-24)
      Today we are confronted with three examples of risky-even costly-choices made by people trying to be faithful to their God. There's the story from Daniel about the four Hebrew lads going vegetarian rather than "breaking ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 25, 2013: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Rouse, Maryanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-11-25)
      St. Catherine of Alexandra, who is remembered in today's liturgy, is one of the revered group of women known as the virgin martyrs: a group who were bright, strong, and steadfast in their adherence to Christianity and to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 26, 2001: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-11-26)
      I need to reflect continually on Jesus' story of the Widow's Mite. Too often I find myself judging others -- especially "street people" -- harshly using society's standards and judging by externals. In this story Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 27, 2007: 34th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-11-27)
      What does the poor widow in today's Gospel have to do with the vision in the Book of Revelation? The vision speaks of those who follow the Lamb, "on their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished."||We associate ...
    • Reflection for Monday, November 27, 2017: 34th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schnack, Jan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-27)
      He said, "I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offering from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood." Luke 21:2-4|Today's ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 21, 2005: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-07-21)
      The God of Quiet and Clamor|Moses climbed Mt. Sinai in a storm while the people waited at the bottom afraid. That day You spoke in the midst of clouds and clamor.|The three friends refused to bow down to the golden statue. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 21, 2011: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-07-21)
      In our first reading we see God shaking a mountain, speaking in thunder and trumpet blasts, and generally imposing His existence and power by terrifying the people. He seems intent here on leaving the Israelites no possibility ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 23, 2009: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-07-23)
      "After the journey . . . they pitched camp." (Exodus 19:2) Pitching camp is something I enjoy. This summer we are preparing for another camping trip with my family in the mountains of Colorado. When backpacking in the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 23, 2015: 16th week in Ordinary Time.. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-07-23)
      How is God reaching me? How do I hear? How do I see?|In the first reading God made Himself known with thunder and lightning. Moses on Mount Sinai had no problem discerning when God was talking and what He was saying. It's ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 24, 2003: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-07-24)
      Many of us live today in a consumer culture where we are constantly called to accumulate material goods, to have more and more things that make our lives easier, to pursue a life of ease and comfort. In such a culture it ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 26, 2001: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-07-26)
      Why do you speak to them in parables?"||I remember as a young boy, asking Jesus this same question. Why is this stuff about "the meaning of life," that us kids were learning in grade school, so hard for everyone else to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 26, 2007: 16th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-07-26)
      Today's readings, for me, carry the reminders of how many ways God has been and can be revealed to us. The children of Israel encounter God as a palpable presence in the desert --a dense cloud with peals of thunder and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, July 27, 2017: 16th Week in Ordinary Time 

      Grassmeyer, Kimberly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-07-27)
      Our two readings today relate, in my mind, to the human need to see, touch, feel and experience something for it to be 'real'. The scientist in each of us needs proof, and yet faith calls us to believe what we cannot ...