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dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 258en_US
dc.description.abstractThe early days of Holy Week are such a combination of anticipation and fearfulness of what is to come. We've had the weeks of Lent to prepare and we're ready for Easter, yet we're not. I've tried to live up to my Lenten resolutions _ on some days with more enthusiasm than others. Today's reading from Isaiah reminds me that God knows of my struggles: "Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength. Yet my reward is with the Lord, my recompense with God." The beautiful words and images in that reading help me feel protected and loved, help to reduce my own fearfulness at falling short.|The Gospel touches me deeply because I can feel how troubled Jesus is. I, too, know what is to come and see the beginnings played out around the table. I feel His sadness at knowing the betrayals of Judas and Peter, yet he is still patient with the apostles, who, at this point always seem to me to be so oblivious to what's going on. Haven't they been following this man? Haven't they been listening? I realize that I, too, am dim. I would like to think that I would get it, that I wouldn't be Peter. Those same questions can be asked of me: Haven't I been following this man? Haven't I been listening?|I know that God won't abandon me, that I have not toiled in vain. My prayer today is to ask God to open my eyes, my ears and my heart. Help me to be brave, to be strong and to be there for others.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.otherHoly Week - Tuesdayen_US
dc.titleReflection for March 18, 2008: Tuesday of Holy Week.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.program.unitJournalism, Media and Computingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Weeken_US 6en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 49:1-6en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15, 17en_US
dc.subject.local4John 13:21-33, 36-38en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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