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    • Reflection for Friday, May 8, 2020: 4th week in Easter. 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      In the first reading Paul explains to a Jewish audience how Jesus fulfills the promise of the Messiah as outlined in Scripture. The Psalm is a passage that Paul references. The Gospel has an exchange between Jesus and the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 10, 2020: 5th Week of Easter. 

      Maynard, Angela (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |As I reflect on the readings of today I find myself very moved by a couple of things. |For some, today is Mother's Day.  In the Catholic faith tradition, we honor the mother of Jesus Christ, Mary. I see her as a fierce ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 16, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Janky, Gladyce (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |In today's gospel reading, Jesus continues his final testament to his friends.  He offers words of caution.  If you choose to follow me, your lives will involve challenges.  Because you are my friends, I offer you a new ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 15, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |We are only five months into the year, but it feels like we have repeated each day twice making our days seem longer.  It seems to be one of those long days today, so I took a moment to visit with Jesus. I had little ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 12, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      Here is a link to a reflection from the archives on today's readings. When the Walls Come Down "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"  (Acts of the Apostles 16:30) First the crowd beat them.  Their call to follow Jesus had ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 9, 2020: 4th week in Easter. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Yesterday, as I watched our parish's Mass online, I observed one of our altar servers doing his normal great job of serving and lectoring. I have seen him serve for several years but have recently come to know him a little ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, May 13, 2020: 5th week in Easter. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Where I live, it is spring and the natural world is blooming. Fruit trees bear fragrant flowers. Green buds pop out of the long-bare branches of trees and shrubs and vines. Everything is turning green and pink. And yes, ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 26, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      This reflection is coming soon. Until then, here is a reflection for this day in 2011 by Eileen Burke-Sullivan.|During this final week of the Easter Season we are challenged to consider more deeply the meaning of Easter ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 29, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Morse, Ed (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Today's readings cause us to pause and contemplate these questions:  Where are you going? Who are you following?  What is feeding you and what are you feeding others?     |The reading from Acts provides a vignette from ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, May 28, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Scholer, Steve (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |With Ascension Day just a short week ago and Pentecost next Sunday, the Gospel reading from John that started our Easter journey resonated with me. In the reading John details Jesus' prayer, often called his High Priestly ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, May 27, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |We're living in hard times now. I know I'm feeling very isolated, very alone, and scared. I care for my mother who is disabled from a stroke, and I have to be really careful to avoid exposure so I don't expose her. Except ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 17, 2020: 6th Week of Easter. 

      Burke-Sullivan, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      | In the midst of this world-wide pandemic do you have hope?|I am not writing about optimism that "things will get back to normal," or that it is "safe to go back to work" or that "everything will be alright, just as it ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, May 19, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Two days from today, in a few dioceses, and next Sunday, the Church will celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. In the two Readings for today's liturgy, there is the answering of the ancient question, "Is God with ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 23, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Jesus said to his disciples:|"Amen, amen, I say to you,|whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you." John 16:23|At this time of our dealing with a pandemic, the readings seem to take on a special opportunity ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 25, 2020: 7th week in Easter. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |Most of us are certainly aware of the doctrinal debates regarding the practices of baptism that have divided Christians for centuries.  To date there is no uniform set of doctrines regarding the practice that all Christians ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, May 20, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Wirth, Eileen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The God who made the world and all that is in it, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands because he needs anything. Rather it is he who gives to ...
    • Reflection for Monday, May 18, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |The phrase, "a straight run from Troas to Samothrace, then on to the port of Neapolis and Philippi," sounds like a modern description of an Aegean cruise. St. Paul's trip was certainly not for pleasure. He and his companions ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 24, 2020: Ascension of the Lord. 

      Santos, Nicholas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |"Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."|If we were in the place of the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, May 21, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |"Within a short time you will lose sight of Me, but soon after that you shall see Me again."|Do we grieve over Christ's death? Do we even feel the apparent absence of Jesus in our daily lives today? It is not that Jesus ...
    • Reflection for Friday, May 22, 2020: 6th week in Easter. 

      McClure, Scott (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020)
      |We are made for joy.|These words are not taken from today's scripture readings but they may as well have been. Instead, these words still resonate from the homily of my wife's and my wedding Mass nearly seven years ago. ...