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Does God Get Angry?

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

Joy to the World

Today's Readings Jesus never promised that it would be easy to follow His commandments. In fact, a brief glance at the first reading for...

Do You Love Me?

The Gospel for today is packed with such rich imagery. From Peter leaping out of the boat into the sea to run to Jesus on the shore, to...

Our Call - Wisdom's Voice

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on our Christian call to share God's love with the world.

Seek the Joy in the Desert

Today's Readings Our world feels broken. The brokenness across the globe - the weight of the pandemic, of increasing prices, war across...

Giving Up Manna

Today's Readings I wonder what manna tastes like. Did it start off as deeply satisfying, as if nothing could ever taste as good? How...

The Golden Rule

Today's Reading Treat others the way you want to be treated. These words, a common refrain from parents and teachers of young children,...

Blessed Are You, My Galentine!

Today's Readings This week, we encounter Luke’s shorter version of the Beatitudes. Here, we find ourselves “hashtag blessed,” though, not...

Soaking Up Love

Today's Readings This week has the most popular scripture passage for weddings! “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous, it is...

Save Us From Ourselves, O Lord

Today's Readings Our Advent longing and waiting enters the final week today. As Christmas Day is next Saturday, this year we get to...

An Advent of Justice & Love

Today’s Readings One of my favorite parts of Advent is the time we spend hearing from the prophets, especially Jeremiah and Isaiah....

St. John Paul II: Missionary of Mercy

“There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his...

Rearranging Deck Chairs

Today's Readings What do you wish me to do for you? What a remarkable question to be asked by the Son of God, who is not even limited by...

Boundaries, please!

In March 2020, I was teaching third grade in suburban Chicago. On Friday, March 13th, we were given directions to send home belongings...

Wisdom and Faith

Today's Readings Today’s first reading begins with a wish familiar to many of us: pray to receive cautious guidance, plead and receive...

Misery Met by Mercy

Today is the feast of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. This young woman lived an incredibly simple, ordinary life. In the midst of that life,...

The Ever-Changing Waves in Our Lives

If you are a person living on Earth, especially in the last year and a half, then at some point in time you have experienced change in...

Who Is the Best?

Today's Readings When I was a classroom teacher, a grammar lesson on superlative adjectives was usually a humorous one. I would begin the...