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dc.contributor.authorKline, Steveen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 245en_US
dc.description.abstract"Rise, take up your mat, and walk." John 5:8|Nothing like a nice tough challenge for Lent.|The guy has been 38 years on his back. Jesus asks, "Do you want to be well?" Instead of a "yes" or "no," the guy has an excuse: No one will help me.|Jesus does not even acknowledge the excuse. Instead, he offers an abrupt challenge:|"Rise, take up your mat, and walk."|Does Jesus have a little bit of an edge here? This doesn't even amount to a cure. Jesus just tells the guy to stop messing around, stop looking for excuses, start walking. What happens? The guy's off for a stroll, his first in 38 years, because Jesus said do it.|"Do you WANT to be well?"|If Jesus knows where my heart is, where my desire is, then He will know my capabilities. He must grow weary of excuses.|"Do you want to be closer to Jesus? Do you want time with Him?"|I am so busy . . .|"Do you want to care about others?"|I have to take care of myself . . .|"Do you want to feed and clothe the poor, defend the widow, protect the child?"|I'm only one person, and I have this job and my family . . .|There is no end to my list of reasons why I cannot get off my back and start walking the Gospel talk right this very minute. And, Jesus knows, there is no good reason why I cannot start walking, right now.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, March 27, 2001: 4th week in Lent.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Relationsen_US
dc.program.unitPublic Relations and Informationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKline, Stephen T.en_US 4en_US
dc.subject.local1Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9en_US
dc.subject.local4John 5:1-3a, 5-16en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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