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God of the Upside Down

Today's Readings When was the last time you looked at something upside down? If I’m being honest, for me it was probably checking the...

The In-Breaking

…and his kingdom shall have no end… The kingdom of God is a central theme in Jesus’ preaching and teaching. He describes the kingdom in...

Jesus' Crowded Table + the Pharisee in Me

Today's Readings It’s no secret that Jesus was a friend of the outcast. His life was about radical commitment to people most in need--the...

Kinship with the Earth

A few months ago, as Chicago’s short-lived spring began to give way to the sunshiny freedom of summertime, I had the opportunity to write...

Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit

Today's Readings Today we celebrate Pentecost, when the breath of the Spirit flowed through Jesus’ friends and empowered them to bring...

Desert Days

Today's Readings I can still picture them in the front row of the second-floor theater - the simple blackbox space of the local community...

Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...

In a Shipwreck

As I watched the events unfold yesterday afternoon and evening, it was tempting to say how surprising they were, how shocking, how...

An Epiphany Defying Expectations

Today’s Readings The Magi set out. They knew what they were about. They were wise, wealthy, prepared with gifts and likely a large...

Mary's No

Today’s Readings - Including the Gospel referenced below. Mary is frequently portrayed as docile, head bowed, the very picture of...

O Wisdom

The O Antiphons are an ancient prayer dating back to the 8th century. From December 17 to 23 the Church prays the Antiphons in the...

King and Companion

Today’s Readings Happy Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! These are always some of my favorite readings. I could write and...

To those who have been given much

Today’s Readings Today is World Day of the Poor. In 2016, Pope Francis declared that the thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary time as the Day...

No Matter What This Day Brings

It is unusual to wake up on a day and know that it is going to be historic. Usually these sorts of days happen upon us, appearing...

The Oldest Words Still Speak

Today's Readings The opening words of likely the earliest book of the New Testament are a wish for grace and peace to the hearer. If ever...

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