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dc.contributor.authorWhipple, Boben_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 278en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this time of the year, when we think of the death of Jesus, of loved ones, and the recent death of John Paul II, it's good to remember that good things do happen. When we mourn of the death of people who are so good, and so caring and loving, Peter's miracles with Aeneas and Tabitha remind us death is not an end, but a beginning.||But sometime we go through tough times, and we reflect on Peter, or Jesus, but it still doesn't lift us up. And we think not of the good that the psalmist mentions, but of our own sad times. The Psalmist asks, "How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?" But we see no good, feel no thanks. We think, as the Apostles think in John, "This is hard!"|Jesus replies, "Are you surprised?" So should we be surprised that life is hard? Of course it is. But so is anything worthwhile-like living, particularly living a Christian life. Some who are pessimistic would say: "Life is hard, so get used to it."|But that's not the message here. Rather the message is:|"Yes, life is hard. But what a gift it can still be, and what a reward afterward!"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 Saturday, April 16, 2005: 3rd week in Easter.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.cuauthorWhipple, Robert D., Jr.en_US 3en_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 9:31-42en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17en_US
dc.subject.local4John 6:60-69en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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