Reflection for Monday, September 5, 2005: 23rd week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorLanahan, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorLanahan, Joanen_US Ien_US Timeen_US 23en_US
dc.description.abstractTO DO OR NOT TO DO!||Today is Labor Day in the U.S., a day to honor the goodness of work. Isn't it timely that Luke has Jesus curing the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath, a day of rest? It brings up questions among the scribes and Pharisees about the appropriateness of Jesus "working" on the Sabbath. Is there an appropriate time for prayer and healing????||Paul speaks of the mystery of Christ in us. It is God's energy within us that helps us to "do good work" at any time. ||The U.S. Labor Day is a day of rest and celebration. ||The Psalmist prays: "only in God will my soul be at rest..."||That great hymn reminds us of our rootedness and our hope for eternity. It reminds me now of my hermitage retreat in June in the high desert of Colorado.||A friend and I decided to have a retreat adventure in the mountains and in a hermitage. I have made directed retreats since l972 so I brought my Bible and Journal and a good spiritual book. I knew God came to me in my dreams in past retreats also. I was all prepared for the Great God Adventure.||I slept and slept, walked a bit, tried to pray and slept some more. Into my 3rd day of sleeping and beginning to feel guilty because I was DOING nothing, I realized I had altitude sickness and couldn't do much. Walking a labyrinth on the 4th day I heard distinctly: "Just BE and LET GOD DO IT." So I let go and encountered God's loving me just watching the beauty of the desert out my big bay window.||God's energy in us, even when we are not aware of it, is our great peace and healing.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 437en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Pharmacy and Health Professionsen_US
dc.program.unitOccupational Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitPhysical Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursingen_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.local1Colossians 1:24-2:3en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 62:6-7, 9en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 6:6-11en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, September 5, 2005: 23rd 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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