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dc.contributor.authorCherney, Mikeen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 587en_US
dc.description.abstractToday is the Solemnity of John the Baptist. The readings foreshadow John's birth, attest to John's role, and recount his naming. In a broader sense they show God's presence in our lives from the earliest moments. ||In early June I was able to attend a papal mass. It was an interesting experience. There were people present who would applaud at any phrase the pope uttered. There was graffiti on the way to the service condemning the pope. The majority of people went on with their lives steering clear of the celebration considering it irrelevant to their lives.|I am convinced the world must have been much the same for John. Some followers showing undiscerning adoration, others wanting his head on a platter, while the majority just felt that he wasn't "worth going out of the way for." |Here are two men with clear messages. Their messages call for reform. Their messages go against the prevailing culture.|When I think about it, would I have welcomed John the Baptist, any more than I welcome someone with a religious message who comes to my front door? |What messages do we let into our life? Some listen to National Public Radio. Some watch Fox News. Some listen to hip-hop. We generally take in what we want to take in and avoid what we want to avoid. |When am I really ready to hear? Seeing and hearing the pope was more moving than I had anticipated. My experience has been that the more profound moments in my life occurred when I found myself predisposed but not scripted. My prayer today is for openness and for the willingness to listen and learn. I ask for the gift of being able to identify the bearer of the message.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.subject.otherNativity of St. John the Baptist, Solemnityen_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, June 24, 2004: Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Solemnity.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorCherney, Michael G.en_US Timeen_US 12en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 49:1-6en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 139:1b-3, 13-15en_US
dc.subject.local3Acts 13:22-26en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 1:57-66, 80en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Cen_US

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