Reflection for Monday, October 14, 2013: 28th week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Ien_US Timeen_US 28en_US
dc.description.abstractWe hear, but we don't listen. Our eyes are open, but we don't see.|| In the Gospel today, Jesus talks about Jonah and the Ninevites. Jonah went to Nineveh and preached a message of repentance. Everyone listened, from the lowliest to the king. They put on sackcloth and fasted and prayed for God's compassion. They heard the message. They listened. They were saved. Jesus says he is bringing that message to our generation. But do we listen? Do we see?||We have the best message of love, of understanding, of compassion that we could ever ask for, but we sometimes don't listen. Or we don't want to hear, so we cover our ears and hum so the words don't come through. Or we let the noise of our lives drown out what we really should be listening to - our hearts. I think oftentimes that's my biggest hurdle: I know what I should do, but I don't do it. I don't take time for prayer but watch cooking shows on TV. I avoid a sad co-worker because I am not in the mood. I laugh at someone else's expense.|I need to listen to my best self, to the message of God's love. Instead of the Ninevites' sackcloth, I can wear a veil of compassion. I can fast from the distractions that keep me from listening and seeing what's important around me. I need to see when others are hurting and can use a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen. My prayer today is to ask God to help me to listen and to see, to hear his word and see the goodness all around me.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 467en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitJournalism, Media and Computingen_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.local1Romans 1:1-7en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 98:1bcde, 2-3ab, 3cd-4en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 11:29-32en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, October 14, 2013: 28th 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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