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dc.contributor.authorHauser, Dick, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 506en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are very few Old Testament stories as unforgettable and riveting as today's story of Daniel in the Lion's Den. We are awed at Daniel's utter confidence in God to sustain him through his impending death.||Faith in God is the bedrock of Daniel's existence. Daniel trusted that God would not abandon him in his crisis. Although there is no way Daniel could have known how God would would help him, he never doubted that God would.|His faith conquered all: "My God has sent his angel and closed the lions' mouths so they did not hurt me."|All human existence is fraught with challenge -- indeed for many with unexplainable suffering. But we Christians know two things: 1) God as creator of the universe permits these challenges, and 2) God as our savior is with us through them.|Jesus on Calvary is our witness.|And doesn't the Preacher's Prayer fit our human condition: "Lord, I know that nothing can happen to me today that You and I together can't handle"?|And isn't the testimony of King Darius the testimony of every true believer?|"For he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be without end. He is deliverer and savior, working signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, and he delivered Daniel from the lions' power."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 Thursday, November 28, 2013: 34th 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 Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for Academic Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHauser, Richard J., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 34en_US
dc.subject.local1Daniel 6:12-28en_US
dc.subject.local2Daniel 3:68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 21:20-28en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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