God’s Extravagant Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, Sept. 24, come on the heals of God’s reminder of how forgiving we should be. God’s generous, extravagant love invites us to participate in a more generous love ourselves.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   … Read More

Letting Go of Anger | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, Sept. 17, make God’s expectations of forgiveness crystal clear. The expectation is that, since God forgives us, we have to find a way to forgive one another. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for … Read More

The Law of Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, September 10, remind us of the importance of giving people the opportunity to make good decisions, and to make up for them when they don’t. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, … Read More

Fire in My Bones | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this Sunday, September 3, are a complete turnaround for Peter from last week. You’ve got to feel for the guy—has anyone ever called you Satan?   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The readings for this Sunday, September … Read More

Who Is Jesus? | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The readings for this weekend have a common theme: God’s authority shared with human beings. The authority we’re given is a gift, and one that stays with us only if we’re willing to use it properly.   by Jen … Read More

Food of the Children | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Today’s message isn’t a new one, but it’s one we need to hear often; God wants everybody. In Jesus’ time, the Jewish people thought God only loved them. Jesus showed them that it wasn’t true. Do we ever forget … Read More

Listen To Him | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The story of the Transfiguration comes up a couple of times during the liturgical year, which reminds us of its importance. In a world that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control, it’s helpful to remember that our … Read More

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