Love Your Enemies | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Nobody’s perfect. That’s a truth that the whole world agrees with…except for Jesus. Jesus actually instructed us to be perfect as if he totally expected us to just go ahead and do it. It’s not really a stretch, either, … Read More

Let Your ‘Yes’ Mean ‘Yes’ | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  The Commandments that God gave to humanity were meant for one purpose–to help us have life and have it more abundantly. When we choose to live God’s law, we are choosing a path that is life-giving both here and … Read More

Salt and Light | Breaking Open the Word at Home

   Last week we were offered something of an attitude assessment, or even an attitude adjustment. God has given us everything; as we the readings told us last week, we are truly blessed. God tells us, very clearly, that if we want … Read More

Counting Our Blessings | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Our culture, and the cultures throughout all of history, place an enormous value on success, productivity, honor and glory. The “American Dream” tells us that anybody, regardless of their circumstances can make something great of themselves with enough hard … Read More

Behold The Lamb of God | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Did you know that you are an apostle? We are an “apostolic faith.” That means that each person who has had the opportunity to know Jesus has the job of sharing Jesus with others. Today’s readings show how God … Read More

Epiphany: We Are Members of the Same Body | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  We are all familiar with the story of the Three Magi (Wise Men, or if you’re from New Jersey, Wise Guys) and the gifts that they brought to Jesus. Our first and second reading also speak of gifts; the … Read More

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