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dc.contributor.authorCherney, Mikeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-09T17:59:33Z
dc.date.available2014-06-09T17:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2006-03-31en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 248en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/50087
dc.description.abstractThe reading from the Book of Wisdom kept drawing my thoughts to American politics. Two weeks ago I sat through a dinner conversation where both sides believed they had the moral high ground. There was very little listening and many condemnations for false righteousness. I realized many of my dinner companions would not make the connection between the first reading and the Psalm response. Both sets of my dinner colleagues were charged with their sense of being right. Neither felt brokenhearted, but both believed the Lord would confront the evildoers that were across the table. I went home that night feeling stressed rather than challenged by both sides.||I am blessed with two teenage sons. In many ways this helps keep me on track. I am reminded on a regular basis of my flaws and weaknesses. What keeps me humble is the fact that they are often right. I do fail to signal my turns. I could be getting more exercise. I do get obsessed with my work. My time could be better spent. My circumstances preclude my ever speaking of others' faults with authority. If I forget about the plank in my eye, I have helpers to remind me.|I read today's Gospel and consider how I picture Jesus. Was he like my dinner companions charged with a sense of righteousness? Was he like my teenage sons with an eager awareness of weakness? I can imagine watching Jesus from the crowd and asking the same questions presented in the Gospel. In my meditation Jesus is a good listener. He is speaking from the heart and not passing judgment. He is aware of the authorities' concern. I see those in power viewing him as a subversive. I see them ready to quickly and without drama remove him from the scene. What bothers me is I notice that I am watching from the crowd with feelings of fear more for myself than for Him. I realize that I would be standing near the periphery ready to leave if things turned ugly. I recognize that I have very different feelings than I did with my strong-willed table mates. I wished that he would continue to be around. I realize that I am a pre-Pentecost disciple. I think ahead to next week and know how well I will fit into the part of the reading of the Passion that falls to the congregation.|My prayer today is to be a better listener. My prayer is to be less judgmental. My prayer is that I may be drawn into the experiences of Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/65203
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, March 31, 2006: 4th week in Lent.en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.date.day31en_US
dc.date.year2006en_US
dc.date.monthMarchen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitPhysicsen_US
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorCherney, Michael G.en_US
dc.date.daynameFridayen_US
dc.date.seasonLenten_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 4en_US
dc.relation.nexthttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/52201
dc.relation.previoushttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/50073
dc.subject.local1Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 34:17-18, 19-20, 21, 23en_US
dc.subject.local4John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.date.cycleYear IIen_US


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