Reflection for Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 15th Week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorHanna, Freden_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHanna, Freden_US IIen_US Timeen_US 15en_US
dc.description.abstractToday's reading from Isaiah calls us to 'Take care you remain tranquil and do not fear; let not [our] courage fail.' As a child I was fearful of the unknown, especially scary dreams and nightmares, dark places and the unknown. For comfort I would cry out to anyone who would hear, mostly for Mom or Dad. I asked for explanation and meaning, and for ease, simply turn on the light. And with the light, or explanation, or even understanding, I found courage to rest through the remainder of the night. With no thought to why I was scared, the light, Mom, or Dad, brought comfort to me..|As I've grown older, those unknown nightmares and darkness are replaced with grown-up fears – work, relationships, finances, children. I still want understanding and meaning and realize while my fear is irrational, explanation sometimes does not provide the comfort I am seeking. I need more.|The similarity, I've found, between childhood and adulthood is in the source. As a child, it wasn't the understanding of the fear, it was simply the parent who came in and allayed my discomfort. Now, my comfort must come in faith and belief in the Lord so that I can remain tranquil and 'let not [my] courage fail.'|As adults, that is where our comfort lies. The Lord has always been there and encourages us to be strong.|"Great is the LORD and wholly to be praised." PS 48: 2en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 390en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitFine and Performing Artsen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rights.holderThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 7:1-9en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 11:20-24en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 15th 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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