Reflection for Wednesday, January 11, 2012: 1st week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorRouse, Maryanneen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRouse, Maryanne M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-09T18:15:26Z
dc.date.available2014-06-09T18:15:26Z
dc.date.cycleYear IIen_US
dc.date.day11en_US
dc.date.daynameWednesdayen_US
dc.date.issued2012-01-11en_US
dc.date.monthJanuaryen_US
dc.date.seasonOrdinary Timeen_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 1en_US
dc.date.year2012en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat a rich pair of readings for this Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time! We often think of these ordinary days as what fill the gaps between one liturgical celebration and another and not worth much attention, but how wrong we are.|In I Samuel, we read the story of the call and anointing of Samuel. It's worth noting that Samuel readily answers, "Here I am, Lord." to each of God's calls even when he thought he was responding to Eli's call. Once he learned it was God's voice, he responds with a (we can imagine) heartfelt, "Speak for your Servant is listening."|It is new enough in the year that we may be still attempting to respond:"Here, I am," to the nudges that prompted our set of 2012 resolutions. In the silence of our hearts, what message do we hear with which to embrace this new year with relish and fidelity? Might it be a call to a healthier lifestyle, a more compassionate response to the people behind the headlines whether we agree with their ideas or not, a more focused attempt to be an informed voter in November, or a less consumerist and simpler lifestyle?|But before we despair of measuring up, let's turn to the Gospel: the healing of Simon's mother-in-law. Her cure brought forth a number of other ailing folks, even some possessed by demons! The next morning Jesus left very early be alone and to pray. When His companions found Him, His energy had been restored and on they went to other villages for more healings and encounters with demons. Note, please, that these whom Jesus cured had not tried to pull themselves together; they merely presented themselves or were presented for help.|Today's readings leave me consoled and eager for another "ordinary day." I'm also comforted by knowing that despite my inability to keep 2012 resolutions any better than 2011's, it's not up to me. What I do need to do is show up and stay present to God's desire to make me whole in the many places where I need it. I wonder if we couldn't simply show up together for the dose of God's Love available to us tomorrow. And the next day and the next ... |Happy New Year!en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 307en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/51141
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.program.unitHeider College of Businessen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
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dc.relation.previoushttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/51127
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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.local11 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 40:2, 5, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 1:29-39en_US
dc.titleReflection for Wednesday, January 11, 2012: 1st week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
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