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    • Reflection for Friday, December 25, 2009: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-12-25)
      The ones who wait for the One who comes.||Just the mere thought of Christmas can bring visions of joy, excitement, family, friends, shopping and gifts. Or, it can bring visions of endless waiting and loneliness, overwhelming ...
    • Reflection for Friday, December 25, 2015: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-25)
      The good news came first to shepherds.  They didn't live in town but slept side by side with their sheep, carrying the smell of the animals with them always.  They would have been less than welcomed in the market stalls ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 25, 2000: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Carlson, Gregory, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-12-25)
      It can be hard to pray on Christmas. We may want the day to be special, and it may not turn out that way. Christmas can include or recall some pain, loss, or loneliness. For some of us, it is a tough day to get through. ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 25, 2006: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-12-25)
      Hebrews 1 - Christmas (Day)|"Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . ."|This 1600 year-old hymn is, I think, my favorite Christmas song - not just for the beauty of its melody, but because its opening line captures for me ...
    • Reflection for Monday, December 25, 2017: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Jorgensen, Diane (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-25)
      The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown. …the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed…|For a Child is born to us…. they name him Wonder-Counselor, ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 25, 1999: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-12-25)
      A Christmas Prayer | | Age after age, our people have waited so long. The dreamless nights. The hard climb. Our weary hearts. Our feet are sore. The disappointments have been mounting for quite some time. Eyes cast ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 25, 2004: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-12-25)
      "Be not afraid." How could I be frightened engulfed in the glorious Presence!||The Wisdom alive in my heart and body spoke the fiat -the "yes" that echoes still today. Although now a woman, the innocence of my child heart ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, December 25, 2010: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Howard, Joan Blandin (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-12-25)
      The ones who wait for the One who comes.|Just the mere thought of Christmas can bring visions of joy, excitement, family, friends, shopping and gifts. Or, it can bring visions of endless waiting and loneliness, overwhelming ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 25, 2005: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-12-25)
      CHRISTMAS|or|"CHRIST'S-MASS" REMEMBERING HIS HUMAN BIRTH|REFLECTION|All that we remember and celebrate is just way too much for words. As any gift, given in love, falls so short of expressing accurately the whole of the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 25, 2011: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-12-25)
      "Let us all rejoice in the Lord, true peace has descended from heaven."||The shepherds were standing in darkness and they saw a great light. They were brought abundant joy and great rejoicing. They heard that a "child is ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 25, 2016: Christmas, Nativity of the Lord. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-12-25)
      |The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light; . . . While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 25, 2003: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-12-25)
      Opening Prayer|"Your eternal word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with wonder at the nearness of her God."|Human reason is speechless in wonder at the magnitude of ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 25, 2008: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-12-25)
      "Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . ." | |This 1600 year-old hymn is, I think, my favorite Christmas song -- not just for the beauty of its melody, but because its opening line captures for me what has to be the only ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 25, 2014: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord.. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-25)
      |The Catholic Church celebrates three separate Eucharistic Liturgies for this solemnity of the birth of Jesus. There are subsequently three separate sets of scriptural readings. It is unusual for most people to attend more ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday December 25, 2018: Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-12-25)
      The good news came first to shepherds.  They didn't live in town but slept side by side with their sheep, carrying the smell of the animals with them always.  They would have been less than welcomed in the market stalls ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 25, 2001: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Kline, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-12-25)
      "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought abundant joy and great rejoicing . . . " Isaiah 9:1|This, the morning of our wartime ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 25, 2007: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-12-25)
      "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." These words end the gospel which we all know so well in our celebration of "Christmas", the Mass to celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 25, 2012: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-12-25)
      I love today's scripture readings from the Mass at Dawn. They are all about the gift of Christ. Isaiah proclaims, "your savior comes" The psalm response is, "A light will shine on us this day: the Lord is born for us." ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 25, 2002: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-25)
      The Look of Love||What was in her heart as she looked at him? What thoughts, feelings, imaginings filled Mary as she gazed upon her son, Jesus? Did she imagine, as all mothers do, what he might become? Perhaps she saw some ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, December 25, 2013: Christmas, The Nativity of the Lord. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-12-25)
      The story of today is so familiar yet so new every year, every Christmas. It is so simple and beautiful that a child can grasp the image of a baby in a manger and so meaningful that we, no matter our age, can learn something ...