Reflection for Saturday, October 9, 2010: 27th week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorFurlong, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorFurlong, Elizabeth A.en_US IIen_US Timeen_US 27en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom the First Reading, we read:|| There is neither Jew nor Greek,| there is neither slave nor free person, |there is not male and female; |for you are all one in Christ Jesus.|There is not to be divisions. There is to be unity. And, yet, the divisions and the negative labeling and categorizations of people exists through-out the world. In Western Europe at this time we read about policies re: the Roma population. Here, in Nebraska, Mexican immigrants in a small town one hour from Creighton University are experiencing this labeling. Would Christ use this language in 2010? --|There is neither Roma nor non-Roma children. |There is neither legal immigrant nor illegal immigrant.|From the Gospel Reading, we read:|He replied, "Rather, blessed are those| who hear the word of God and observe it."|Do I hear? Really hear? How do I further unity?|I returned last night from a global microbial science conference held on the Azore Islands in the Atlantic Ocean where my husband presented his research. I observed 350 global scientists, bypassing national citizenships, ethnicities, languages, religions, gender/age/income divisions to focus on furthering their vision, i.e., an enhanced understanding of one aspect of God's creation - how extremophile bacteria and other organisms thrive in extreme temperature environments. By metaphor, those scientists are a concrete example of what today's Readings are about.|On our life's journey, may each of us practice unity behaviors with the other. We are called to all be one in Christ Jesus.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 466en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Medicineen_US
dc.program.unitHealth Policy and Ethicsen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local1Galatians 3:22-29en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 11:27-28en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, October 9, 2010: 27th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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