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dc.contributor.authorRouse, Maryanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 349en_US
dc.description.abstractSt. Philip Neri, for me a familiar name and not just because there is a Catholic parish here in Omaha named for him. My faith roots began with my Baptism at St. Philip Neri in Chicago. Because we moved from that area just before I went to kindergarten, I was never a student in the parish school.|Just for fun, I checked the internet and discovered that the parish is still going and the school has grown into an education center for that area of Chicago, south and very near Lake Michigan.|I appreciate the prompting to check and see what has happened to a piece of my history that this reflection assignment spurred. Strangely comforting, to find it intact and even having thrived over the decades.|Philip Neri came from Florence, but moved on from there to Rome to study theology and pursue a life of ministry to God. Among the friends he met was St. Ignatius where though he did not become a Companion, he did send others toward that Company of Jesus.|At the age of nearly 30, Philip was counseled to become a priest, though humility had kept him from this path until then. After ordination, he took to the counseling of young men and heard confessions several hours per day. What appeared to fortify him throughout his life was his ability to take himself and others lightly.|I found this prayer and pass it on to you as worth our consideration: "Saint Philip Neri, we take ourselves far too seriously most of the time. Help us to add humor to our perspective -- remembering always that humor is a gift from God. Amen" In today's Gospel, James and John seek the most prominent places next to Christ in heaven, to be seated on his right and left sides. And as some of my older relatives would have said "Imagine! With Him not yet cold in His grave!" The other apostles, upon hearing this became indignant, which provided Jesus with the teachable moment of explaining "servant leadership," His way of leading and required for those who would follow Him.|Not an easy concept or practice, but perhaps when sprinkled with a dose of Philip's humor a little more attractive. Perhaps today, we can intend to be aware of the opportunities for exercising a style of servant leadership as our day progresses and see how we and others engage this style-or not.|Remember, though, with a light touch!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 Wednesday, May 26, 2010: 8th 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 8en_US
dc.subject.local11 Peter 1:18-25en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 10:32-45en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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