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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 363en_US
dc.description.abstractElijah is discouraged. The people aren't listening to him. In fact, they are out to get him. He goes and hides - a venerable tradition. And he listens for the voice of the Lord to call him out of his cave and give him his mission. But, he's listening in all the wrong places. God's voice isn't in all the scary and threatening things he's listening to. God's voice finally comes to him as a tiny whispering sound - perhaps deep in his own heart. He is to leave the cave and take up the mission he is given.||Oh, Lord, in my fear, in my discouraged and wounded times, let me listen for you, for your gentle voice, deep down inside my own heart.|Jesus is calling us to a fidelity, and integrity beyond simply avoiding infidelity. Beyond the commandment to not be unfaithful to the spouse we have vowed to be faithful to, Jesus calls us to confront our lusting. He knows avarice and greed are at the heart of infidelity, for they stem from ingratitude. Whenever I am lacking in gratitude for what I have, I want more. And we know that rape-like greed is deadly. It never leads to fulfillment, only destruction. In startlingly obvious language, Jesus tells us to get rid of whatever leads to our unhappiness, to our self-destruction.|Oh, Lord, help me to be faithful, grateful, simple and honest. As Ignatius prayed, "give me your love and your grace, and I'll be rich enough, and ask for nothing more."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 Friday, June 16, 2000: 10th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAlexander, Andrew F., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 10en_US
dc.subject.local11 Kings 19:9a, 11-16en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 27:7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 5:27-32en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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