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dc.contributor.authorKestermeier, Chas, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 410en_US
dc.description.abstract|Jeremiah prophesies, announcing that the Lord will establish a "new" covenant with His people, and at first it is not obvious what the new element is. After all, He still insists that He will be their God and they will be His people and that He will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more. |The new aspect, I think, is that He will instill His law directly into our hearts and will do it so thoroughly that we will not have to learn the law by human teaching and learning: knowing (and following?) His law will be second nature to us, so to speak. But not really a "second" nature if we believe in what God created us for: He called us into existence to be ecstatically happy in knowing and loving Him and so finding our happiness in serving Him as loving children of His family.... |Does this sound suspiciously like living completely filled with the Holy Spirit? Living like Mary? Living our Baptism and Confirmation in every way and at every moment? If so, we are not there yet, not as a world, not as the People of God, and not as individuals, not even at rare moments. We must continue to aspire to such a life, to pray for such a living, and to work at opening ourselves in loving generosity to such a call from our Father, through His Son, and into His Spirit.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, August 7, 2014: 18th 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.contributor.cuauthorKestermeier, Charles T., S.J.en_US Timeen_US 18en_US
dc.subject.local1Jeremiah 31:31-34en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 16:13-23en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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