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dc.contributor.authorFurlong, Bethen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 41en_US
dc.description.abstractToday is rich with Readings. As I move into the celebration of Easter Sunday tomorrow, I am going to list the reactions I had to some of the Readings.||Reading 1 - I interpreted the message as-'Be in awe of creation.'|Reading 2 - This Reading continues to baffle me as an adult with a different spiritual formation than that of my childhood, as a nurse, as a health provider and as a grandmother. On a parallel note, a freshman nursing student I teach this semester had an assignment last week in her Sociology Class. She was to ask 10 people how they defined family and what the purpose of family was. I was one of the 10 people she asked. I gave her one answer of how I was socialized and educated in my early years to 'understand' family. My definition of family was also strongly defined by what I personally experienced. The second definition that I gave her was the understanding I now have, almost seven decades later, after a life of formal education, global travel, increased knowledge and reflection.|I know how this Reading 2 has been explained from the pulpit and in some writing over the decades. There are other ways of 'framing' the message in this Reading. I remain baffled.|Reading 3 - The bafflement continues with this Reading when and if there is smugness taken in the deaths of 'the other' or if there is ascription of a belief of a God who favors one population over another. I remind myself that this is taken from the Old Testament and that what we celebrate tomorrow is about different spiritual traits. I regret that I no longer have the citation for the following quote (these are not my original words) - " ... Jesus gave its members a new way of life to live. He gave them a new way to deal with offenders-by forgiving them. He gave them a new way to deal with violence-by suffering ... .He gave them a new pattern of relationships between man and woman, ... between master and slave ... " (Source and date unknown).|Reading 4 - I interpret this as a consoling Reading, i.e., one will never be left alone.|Gospel - Some bafflement remains (the recognition of women then and now). I have just finished reading Gregory Boyle, S.J.'s book, Tattoos on the Heart, and am re-inspired to stand in solidarity with the marginalized as the journey toward the Easter we all want awaits us in the future.|Easter Saturday - a reflective compendium of many Readings.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.otherEaster Vigilen_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, April 23, 2011: The Easter Vigil.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Medicineen_US
dc.program.unitHealth Policy and Ethicsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorFurlong, Elizabeth A.en_US Triduumen_US Triduumen_US
dc.subject.local1Use at least 3 of the seven readings from the OT, but always include the the reading from Exodus.en_US
dc.subject.local1Genesis 1:1-2:2, or 1, 26-31aen_US
dc.subject.local1Genesis 22:1-18, or 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18en_US
dc.subject.local1Exodus 14:15-15:1en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 54:5-14en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 55:1-11en_US
dc.subject.local1Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4en_US
dc.subject.local1Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28en_US
dc.subject.local2Responses after each OT Reading:en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 104:1-2, 5-6, 10-12, 13-14, 24-35 or Psalms 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 16:5-8, 9-10, 11en_US
dc.subject.local2Exodus 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17-18en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 30:2-4, 5-6, 11-12a, 13ben_US
dc.subject.local2Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 42:3, 5; 43:3, 4 or 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19en_US
dc.subject.local3Romans 6:3-11en_US
dc.subject.local3Response after the Epistle: Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 28:1-10en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Aen_US

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