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    • Reflection for March 12, 2011: Saturday after Ash Wednesday 

      Kersten, Kevin, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-03-12)
      Levi's Call||Contemplating the Lord calling Levi (the inciting incident of today's Gospel), I imagine He is not meeting Levi for the first time. He has probably walked near by him several times - maybe often. Perhaps He ...
    • Reflection for February 12, 2005: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Millard, Michele (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-02-12)
      There he goes again, upsetting the order of things. Jesus had been very busy healing the sick, forgiving sins and irritating the Pharisees. They were the ones that were hung up on order and structure, particularly since ...
    • Reflection for February 16, 2002: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-02-16)
      The best sermons I've heard over the years draw much from texts like those we read today.||Good preachers and teachers have pushed me to think of the nearness of God in more empowering ways. God calls people of faith to ...
    • Reflection for February 16, 2013: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-02-16)
      What lies Hidden in the Ordinary||"If you remove from your midst oppression ... Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday." (Isaiah 58:9-10)|Religion has rhythms. Crawling ...
    • Reflection for February 17, 2018: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Whitney, Tamara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-02-17)
      |I think these are good readings to start Lent.  In Isaiah we are told to keep the Sabbath holy.  Instead of following our own pursuits we should hold back, but delight in the Lord's Day.  And that's sort of what Lent is ...
    • Reflection for February 20, 1999: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-02-20)
      Every year I've struggled with the problem of what to "give up" for Lent. The year I gave up Pepsi I ended up with a very nasty caffeine withdrawal headache. The year I gave up meat I ended up making a permanent lifestyle ...
    • Reflection for February 20, 2010: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-02-20)
      "Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners." Luke|This morning as I was pounding the treadmill and trying to understand this passage ...
    • Reflection for February 21, 2015: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Schnack, Jan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-02-21)
      Today's readings are rich and powerful.  Please take a moment to re-read and ask God to give you something from the readings that speaks to you to meditate with.  This might already be a practice of yours, but it is something ...
    • Reflection for February 24, 2007: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-02-24)
      Some people, reading today's gospel about Jesus eating with tax collectors and sinners at Levi's home, might think that this passage shows that Jesus "loved a party," or that he was "very democratic" in his dealings with ...
    • Reflection for February 25, 2012: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Furlong, Beth (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-02-25)
      On first reading Isaiah's Reading 1, one immediately notes the parallel to many of the teachings of Christ. The messages of meeting the needs of those 1)who are oppressed, 2)who suffer because of lies against them and ...
    • Reflection for February 28, 2004: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Fortina, Deb (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-02-28)
      Isaiah 58:9b-14 "...If you hold back your foot on the Sabbath from following your own pursuits on my holy day; If you call the Sabbath a delight, and the LORD's holy day honorable; If you honor it by not following your ...
    • Reflection for February 28, 2009: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-02-28)
      ". . . I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."||The Greek word we translate "repentance" means to change your mind, not specifically to feel sorry, but to turn around 180 degrees, to change your ...
    • Reflection for February 29, 2020: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-02-29)
      |Ash Wednesday and the following three days are introductory opportunities to engage the liturgical season carefully, even to "ease into" the whole forty-day period of Lent.  These early days are like musical themes that ...
    • Reflection for February 9, 2008: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-02-09)
      The reading from the prophet Isaiah starts with a call to what we now refer to as social justice. It tells us to put an end to oppression and to feed the hungry. Despite all of the technological and societal advances since ...
    • Reflection for March 11, 2000: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Lanahan, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-03-11)
      JESUS INTERRUPTS!||Who was Levi? He was an average person. He worked hard enough to have enemies and some friends. He probably had a family he loved. He liked to entertain friends.|His job??? Well, he was a tax collector, ...
    • Reflection for March 3, 2001: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Bannantine, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-03-03)
      When I read about the call of Levi to be an apostle, I find it easier to identify with him than with most of the other apostles. I am not a fisherman or a country person like most of the apostles. But, like Levi, I am a ...
    • Reflection for March 4, 2006: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Crawford, Sue (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-03-04)
      It is the 4th day of March and the 4th day of Lent. The readings for today seem quite fitting for the beginning of our Lenten journey. Isaiah offers a vision of the hope of repentance. The Psalm reminds us of a goal of ...
    • Reflection for March 4, 2017: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Hamm, Dennis (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-04)
      Today's Gospel tells about a meal that Levi hosted for his tax collector friends and Jesus and his disciples. Why this behavior of Jesus and his followers should be so shocking to the Pharisees and their scribes is largely ...
    • Reflection for March 8, 2003: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-03-08)
      I think these are good readings to start Lent. In Isaiah we are told to keep the Sabbath holy. Instead of following our own pursuits we should hold back, but delight in the Lord's Day. And that's sort of what Lent is all ...
    • Reflection for March 8, 2014: Saturday after Ash Wednesday. 

      Billings, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-03-08)
      |"If you bestow your bread on the hungry| and satisfy the afflicted;| Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,| and the gloom shall become for you like midday." Isaiah 58:10| It's pretty straight forward - help the ...