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A Glimpse of the Divine

Perhaps like me, you are always searching for glimpses of hope, of joy, of belief that point to the Divine Presence in the ordinary days....

What can you give?

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on today's reading, keeping in mind the feast of St. Lawrence, encouraging us to be generous, just as...

Be Ready

Today's Readings We may be in the dog days of summer, but my mind is already on Advent when pursuing today’s readings. When I taught...

Seeking Joy

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the opportunity to find and create joy amidst the ordinary.

Time to Stop

Today's Readings This striking scripture passage is often very fitting for those who live in a rich country like the United States. By...

Bringing Home the Hospitality of Bethany

In my kitchen, on a painted chalkboard wall high above the counter there is a quote: “Welcome all as Christ”. I wrote it high up on the...

Never Cease Praying

Today's Readings On this 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, I love Luke’s Gospel. Jesus is not only teaching His disciples but all of us how...

Of Magdala: Apostle to the Apostles

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t help myself. As a feminist Catholic and theater connoisseur, I know it’s...

God Knows You

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on some of Jeremiah's most famous words.

I am not Martha or Mary

I have never been a big fan of the Martha and Mary story. There is certainly a reactionary bit on my part. There are enough places and...

Free Will & Love

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on our free will in relationship with today's reading from Isaiah.

Our Choice

Today's Readings “It is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.”...

Planning the Harvest

Today's Readings This might be a weekend you are turning on an out of office message and enjoying some well-deserved time to relax. Many...

The Imperfect Church

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the beginnings of the Church and encourages us to look ahead as we continue to grow the Church.

The Gift of True Freedom

Today's Readings The second reading this week from Galatians centers around the concept of freedom, an idea at the core of American...

Sacred Heart, Sacred World

When I entered the Catholic Church nearly a decade ago, I was introduced to several devotional practices, one being the devotion to the...

Does God Get Angry?

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the idea of an "angry" God.