Jesus: Master of the Universe | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Ever since the Solemnity of Christ the King became Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe; I can’t help but thing of He-Man, Master of the Universe whenever I hear it. But, Jesus is more powerful than any … Read More

The End of the World As We Know It | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine! Well, it’s probably not quite the end, but this weekend’s readings remind us that Jesus will be coming back and we should never be afraid.   … Read More

Doctor Strange | Bigger on the Inside

  Doctor Strange keeps the wonderful tradition of Marvel superhero movies; action, humor, compelling story line and characters, excellent effects and deeper themes to chew on.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Caution: Contains spoilers. Things to consider I usually wonder why Marvel … Read More

God of the Living | Breaking Open the Word at Home

    It’s November—the month that we remember our Saints, our beloved dead, and we get ready to close out the liturgical year. This weekend’s readings engage all of these themes, preparing us for what is to come.   by Jen … Read More

Lover of Souls | Breaking Open the Word at Home

    God’s extravagant love for us is on display in this week’s readings. From the first reading to the Gospel, God’s tenderness and mercy are brought in a personal way to Zacchaeus . . . and to all of … Read More

A God of Justice | Breaking Open the Word at Home

    This is the second week in a row that our readings focus on prayer. Why? Because it’s that important. The readings focus on three aspects of prayer: God’s response to them, God’s faithfulness to us when we call out … Read More

Guarding Against Weariness | Breaking Open the Word at Home

    Persistence is certainly a virtue, but to get there, we have to be on guard against weariness.  It’s so easy to become weary—weary in our prayer, in our work, in our daily lives, in the sad and sometimes … Read More

Your Faith Has Saved You | Breaking Open the Word at Home

    This Sunday features stories of God’s healing power being spent on people who would have been resented by Israelite society (or us), thus demonstrating God’s expansive generosity.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry    The common theme in Sunday’s readings is that everyone has … Read More

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