A Good King | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Nov. 26, we celebrate our King, Jesus, as a shepherd. We’re reminded that, although God could do anything, he chose to become lowly for our sake.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings … Read More

The Wisdom to be Prepared | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Nov. 12, we’re invited to spend some time with Wisdom. God’s Wisdom makes lives better, and prepares us to meet Jesus.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, Nov. 12, … Read More

A Model for All Believers | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 29, Jesus gives us a very clear road map to being good Christians—as Paul says it—by being imitators of Jesus.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, Oct. 29, … Read More

What Belongs to Caesar? | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 22, God gets a little political. That’s not new for God, because our relationship with God is meant to inform every area of our lives—including our civic life.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry … Read More

Wedding Feast | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 15, God gives us a wedding feast as an image of heaven. Weddings are a celebration of a covenant relationship; a shared loved that’s meant to bring fulfillment and joy. Heaven is … Read More

Sour Grapes | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 8, we hear of the rebelliousness of Israel (and us) who resist being cultivated, but choose to be wild and useless instead. Citizens and leaders alike are challenged to become a good … Read More

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