Economy of Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  When we give from our hearts, regardless of the amount, we are giving what God truly wants from us.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Today’s readings share the theme of freely giving—sometimes with uncertainty of what will happen as a … Read More

Every Great Mother Teaches Her Children the Way Of Gratitude (and the Force)

The guy in the grocery store line wanted to know how moms teach their kids “the way of the Force.” (He saw my Star Wars shirt.) How about starting with gratitude? Here are seven great strategies even Obi Wan would approve of. … Read More

Saints Come Marching In | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Today is the Solemnity of All Saints—the day that we celebrate everyone who is in heaven and what they mean to us.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry All Saint’s Day is a wonderful celebration for the Church because it reminds us that … Read More

God’s Comfort | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  In this Sunday’s readings, we hear how God reaches out to comfort his people.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry The first reading speaks of God’s promise to bring people in exile home again—they might be afraid now, but they will … Read More

The Suffering Servant | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  As we heard in last week’s Gospel, being a Christian means embracing suffering—not seeking it out or relishing it—but seeing in it value and purpose when it comes our way.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry This Sunday, we’re reading the Scriptures … Read More

The Wisdom of Giving Stuff Up | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  This week, the readings invite us to consider the Wisdom of God that comes to us in the Word.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry This Sunday, we’re reading the Scriptures for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. (You can … Read More

The Right Use of Authority | Breaking Open the Word at Home

Today’s readings explore two different ways we might exclude others . . . and call us to make serving God and others are top priority. by Jennifer Schlameuss-Perry This Sunday, we’re reading the Scriptures for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle … Read More

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