Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRouse, Maryanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 365en_US
dc.description.abstract"Today is the day of salvation." So says St. Paul to the Corinthians in today's First Reading. He then proceeds to list a number of experiences through which he has endured. There are many and it is worth reading them for yourself: 2Corinthians 6: 1-10 (click here).||It does not matter what life throws at us, "...glory or dishonor, insult or praise. We may be treated as deceitful and yet are truthful; as unrecognized and yet acknowledged; as dying and behold we live; as sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing all things."|Whew! Where do I sign on? Oops! I've already signed on through Baptism, Easter, and most recently Pentecost.|Jesus, in today's Gospel reading, has a few other messages about being one of his followers and these are tough: "Offer no resistance to one who is evil." Does that mean attempting to separate those evil deeds from the doers, a particularly tough one for me? Afraid so.|"Give over your cloak and your tunic to one who asks": Does that mean paying taxes that I feel are unjust or will not benefit me directly, but will add to the common good? Afraid so.|"Should you be pressed into service, go twice the distance": Even when it's "not in my job description"? Maybe.|Finally, I invite you to reflect on someone you know who despite dealing with severe issues--illness, disability, hardship of another kind--presents him/herself as joyful, serene, approachable. What is one thing about that person that you admire and are you willing to seek ways to imitate the characteristic?|In other words: Attend to this "day of salvation" that we are all offered. As I read on a poster: Christianity is not for wimps! (Nor is any other faith that you choose to follow more deeply.)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 Monday, June 17, 2013: 11th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.program.unitHeider College of Businessen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRouse, Maryanne M.en_US Timeen_US 11en_US
dc.subject.local12 Corinthians 6:1-10en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 98:1, 2b-3ab, 3cd-4en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 5:38-42en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Daily Reflections Archive
    Reflections written by Creighton University faculty, staff, and administrators on the daily mass readings.

Show simple item record