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dc.contributor.authorOrbik, Kellyen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 355en_US
dc.description.abstractComing to this week, with the memories of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost still vivid, I am as Paul begins in his letter today, grateful to God.|Pentecost is truly one of my favorite celebrations of the year. The images of the Holy Spirit are impossible to be confined- wind, fire, a dove, and breath. These images are a gift to me throughout the year as I try to enliven my faith and my actions each day.|The Easter Vigil flame as an altar server was awe inspiring. Rarely in our lives do we encounter such a large, wild flame.|While camping or cooking, starting the fire takes a tremendous amount of work, without the right help and the right tools, I would not be able to produce such a flame. When Paul tells Timothy to stir the gifts that God has given him into a flame- (to avoid cowardice, to embrace power, love, and self-control) what I read is that it takes work. There is nothing easy about creating fire, there is nothing easy about using our God given gifts for others so that they shine like a flame. We give glory to God by what we do with our gifts, but it takes work.|Mark's Gospel today ends with the great affirmation that God is the God of the living. How important this is to those of us working each day to bring greater dignity to our brothers and sisters. God is not one who waits for us to just survive this life, but rather God is actively prodding us to build God's kingdom each day. This daily grind also takes work in a world where caring for others is counter cultural. |One of my favorite prayers was written by an inspiring woman, Sr. Peggy O'Neill, S.C. As we continue to find ways to transform our world, may we continue to be inspired by the images of Pentecost.|Pentecost|Hurry Sacred Spirit!|Come with your raging fire|Shape our rage|So that our words burn and transform|Blow us with a mighty wind|So that we walk far enough|Birth in us questions that clash with systems that bind|Shatter stones that entomb: violence, hunger, illiteracy|Stones that keep people apart|Gift us with the Truth that defies lies that hang mist-like over our worlds.|Yes hurry, Oh Movement of God,- prod, push, convince, convert.|Seep into our souls|So that we are oned and|Need not fear.|4/19/89 Suchitoto, El Salvador, Sr. Peggy O'Neill, S.C.|Found in|A video of other invitations from Sr. Peggy
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 Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 9th Week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitSchlegel Center for Service and Justiceen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorOrbik, Kelly Tadeoen_US Timeen_US 9en_US
dc.subject.local12 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 123:1b-2ab, 2cdefen_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 12:18-27en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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