Reflection for Thursday, October 16, 2008: 28th week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Roc, S.J.en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorO'Connor, Roc F., S.J.en_US IIen_US Timeen_US 28en_US
dc.description.abstractTalk about readings that come at us from such different angles! My goodness! ||At the beginning of St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he seems to pray out of deep consolation, recognizing how God has worked for our salvation from the very beginning of time: the Father has revealed the mystery of the divine will, hidden from of old yet now shining forth in Christ.|Here's one of my soapboxes: What Paul does by blessing the One for salvation plays itself out in the Church's Eucharistic Prayers. Today and every day, worshipers are invited to proclaim thanksgiving to God for salvation, blessing the divine favor for redemption. (Recall, Jews bless God; Catholics bless things) |The General Instruction instructs us: "The priest invites the people to lift up their hearts to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving; he unites them with himself in the prayer which, in the name of the entire community, he addresses to God the Father through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, the meaning of the prayer is that the entire congregation of the faithful should join itself with Christ in confessing the great things God has done and in offering the sacrifice."| On the other hand, in the gospel passage from Luke, Jesus goes after just about everyone: scribes, Pharisees, teachers of the Law, etc... |It's easy for me to say, "So what! He's not talking to me! I'm not responsible for the blood of Abel. I don't plot to catch Jesus in a trap."| I wonder, however, which prophets am I deaf to? Which do I naturally agree with and which do I filter out? Those on the left? The right?| In this run up to our U.S. elections, I find it so easy to stay entrenched within my own world of 'true believers' and dismiss everything the other camp says as just more hooey. Am I missing the prophetic word coming from THEM? Are you?en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 470en_US
dc.program.unitSt. John's Parishen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCampus Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_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.local1Ephesians 1:1-10en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 11:47-54en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, October 16, 2008: 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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