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    • Reflection for Saturday April 6, 2019: 4th Week of Lent. 

      Zaborowski, Joseph (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-06)
      The two readings certainly transition well from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Two prophets, the latter being the savior of mankind, came to be reviled in their time. Jeremiah was continually plotted against and ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 1, 2006: 4th week in Lent. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-01)
      This Gospel passage is a little unusual in that Jesus does not appear in it directly; instead, John concentrates on the reaction of those whom Jesus speaks to and calls. What impression does he make on them? What response ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 1, 2017: 4th Week of Lent. 

      Kowalski, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-01)
      Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart|and yield a harvest through perseverance.|What does it mean to keep the word of God with a generous heart? If we break it down, the dictionary tells us that to ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 5, 2003: 4th week in Lent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-05)
      At this time of trial, I am most drawn to the Scriptures to find comfort from the anxieties of war. But my Lenten journey this year is devoted to finding a way to focus on God as a refuge from the evil within rather than ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 5, 2014: 4th week in Lent. 

      Miller, Mariana (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-05)
      In the Gospel reading today (verses 40 to 53), there is the discussion among the people about who Jesus is, where he comes from and whether he is the Prophet, or the Messiah. Furthermore, the Pharisees think that the ones ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 8, 2000: 4th week in Lent. 

      Callone, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-08)
      On this Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent, the readings show that people are searching for answers about who Jesus is.||In the first reading, people see God, the Father, as a "just" master - one who takes vengeance on ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 9, 2011: 4th week in Lent. 

      Borchers, Pat (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-09)
      Some years I felt like I "failed" Lent. I used to treat it like a required course that I didn't really want to take but needed to graduate. Rather than really participating in it, I would - in a metaphorical sense - sit ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 12, 2005: 4th week in Lent. 

      Bucko, Ray, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-12)
      Vengeance, dissent, division, plots, slaughter, destruction, annihilation.||I cringe at such words but as we approach Holy Week we must hear these words, must consider terrible events, must relive it all, not to promote ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 12, 2016: 4th Week of Lent. 

      Gibson, Pierce, n.S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-12)
      "Truth", said Flannery O'Connor, "does not change according to our ability to stomach it."|Indeed coming around to accept a hard truth often takes time and slow digestion. It forces us to reorganize our world and make room ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 16, 2002: 4th week in Lent. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-16)
      Today's readings from Jeremiah and John's gospel focus on the plotting of the people against those speaking for God.||Jesus chose to go to Judea for the Feast of Tabernacles, even though he was aware that some Jews were ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 16, 2013: 4th week in Lent. 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-03-16)
      As I write this reflection, it is the first week of Lent. At Mass this morning, I found myself frustrated with my wimpy start to the Lenten season. Each year I have such wonderful intentions of utilizing this time of ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 17, 2018: 4th Week in Lent. 

      Quinn, Thomas (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-03-17)
      |The prophet Jeremiah's ministry took place during many years of turbulent Jewish history.  This is apparent in his writings, e.g., he writes that he felt "like a lamb being led to slaughter" when his enemies were plotting ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 20, 1999: 4th week in Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-03-20)
      Today's readings are both about recognizing God and responding appropriately to God. In the preceding passages in Jeremiah, God tells Jeremiah to remind the people that they have ignored God's covenant and rules. They ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 20, 2010: 4th week in Lent. 

      Crawford, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-03-20)
      What a set of readings! I can honestly say that this is one of the toughest assignments that I have had. After struggling with what to write, I decided that one of the best ways to reflect on these readings is to rely on ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 21, 2015: 4th week of Lent. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-21)
      Who can we trust? In the first reading Jeremiah is trusting of others until the Lord shows him the truth, and then he realizes that they were plotting against him – ready to kill him, and he was unaware of the deception. ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 27, 2004: 4th week in Lent. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-03-27)
      The reading in today's gospel reminds us of the inevitability of Jesus' final accomplishment of His mission _ in his death and resurrection. The entire chapter of John's gospel from which the passage today is taken is about ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 28, 2009: 4th week in Lent. 

      Roedlach, Alex (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-03-28)
      When I get up in the morning I enjoy a cup of strong coffee (some called it "liquid tar"), watch BBC News on TV, and then drive to Creighton listening to NPR. I like a structured life and following a daily routine. Perhaps ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 31, 2001: 4th week in Lent. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-31)
      "I knew their plot because the Lord informed me."| Jeremiah 11:18||"Lord, my God, I take shelter in You."| Psalms 7:2|"Some of the crowd who heard the words of Jesus began to say, . . . 'He is the Messiah.' But an objection ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, March 8, 2008: 4th week in Lent. 

      Gardiner, David (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-08)
      The question, "Why Me?," joins two of the most basic human concerns. It unites our instinctive desire to understand cause & effect with the realization of self. In less sophisticated terms, it might be thought to be the ...