Reflection for Thursday, October 1, 2009: 26th week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Ien_US Timeen_US 26en_US
dc.description.abstractI like trying to imagine what it must have been like to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus during his life. These often seemingly common men and women accomplished great things, and the gospels often show their very human sides. What must it have been like to be sent away to prepare for Jesus to visit towns? The instructions in today's gospel don't make it appear to be an easy task. This is no easy journey, no first-class junket. The disciples hear the harvest is plenty, but laborers few. They'll be like lambs among wolves. They won't have money or lunch. These were truly road warriors. But they did it. We know that they had questions sometimes, and doubts. They still did it.||That's an important lesson for me. I need to keep taking the steps of my journey, even when I am not feeling particularly close to God. Remembering to do the little things, such as a quick prayer when I wake up; and a thank-you to God when grace helps me say the right thing in a difficult conversation; the time to center myself and reflect on the small blessings that I encounter everyday.|The deeds of the disciples and the small things that we each can do are brought together today as it is the feast of Saint Th and eacute;r and egrave;se, virgin and doctor of the church. She's also known as the Little Flower. Though she lived in a cloister and died very young, she sought to find holiness in everyday life and everyday actions because she realized that she was probably not going to perform great deeds for God.|We have to listen for our own call and find holiness in life. For some that call will be for the road, and for some, the journey will take place closer to home. We have to be open and ready for the trip.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 458en_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.local1Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 10:1-12en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, October 1, 2009: 26th 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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