Celebrating the Law | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Today’s readings are a celebration of the Law of God.  We should rejoice that we have a Father who cares enough to instruct and guide us. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Every parent knows that the rules and requirements we put … Read More

Water Into Wine | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Today we hear of Jesus’ first miracle—turning water into wine at a wedding. It can be a reminder that, even when we think we don’t have what we need, Jesus works with what we do have and makes it into what … Read More

Baptism of the Lord | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Today we celebrate the first event in Jesus’ public ministry—and in it, he allowed himself to be ministered to. It was the moment that the Jewish ritual of repentance became the reality of God’s forgiveness and how we came … Read More

Epiphany | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Happy Epiphany!  Today’s Gospel features special visitors who came to Jesus, bringing him gifts because it was revealed to them that he is someone special. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Jesus’ birth is celebrated in the bible with two birthday parties.  … Read More

Impossible Mothers | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Jesus came to fulfill God’s promise to make the relationship that we broke with him whole again.  He was already working on it before he was even born. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Today’s Gospel treats us to the meeting of … Read More

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