October 10, 2021 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today God invites white people to encounter and let go of our white privilege. While BIPOC communities bear the appalling brunt of white supremacy, white supremacy hurts us all. Jesus reminds us that the rewards of letting go of our privilege far exceed the sacrifice. When we remove that which obstructs the Spirit, God can rush in and create the world that God desires. What results is always better than our wildest dreams, and is always the best for all people.
October 3, 2021 Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus challenges the men of his time not only to rethink the way in which they enter into relationship with their wives, but also to reconsider their foundational understanding of who women are as the holy creation of God.
September 26, 2021 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Moses and Joshua show us two different ways to respond to the freedom of God's movement in the world. When we are rooted in an intimate relationship with God, we are much less likely to feel threatened by the prophetic work of the Spirit. Let us pray for this deep connection, that we might embrace the Spirit and carry her work forward to its ultimate conclusion: salvation.
September 19, 2021 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time As Christians, we are caught in the tension of the way of the world and the Way of God. When we follow the way of the world, we not only hurt others--and often ourselves, we miss out on the whole point of being alive: to be in relationship with God and collaborate in building a world of goodness. To sustain a counter-cultural life with God, we need prayer and spiritual companions to help us along the way.
September 12, 2021 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Human images of God are often at the root of the most evil and egregious acts in human history. If we are ever unsure whether our actions are rooted in God, we can check the fruit of our actions: God flowing through us and out into the world will only ever look like salvation for all creation.
September 5, 2021 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time God desires that bodies be liberated and free. Yet, so many bodies are treated with animosity, loathing, indifference. The flesh of the world is sacred. If we are to collaborate with God on ushering in salvation, we must center the liberation of bodies in the collective moral work of our society.
August 29, 2021 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus critiques those who use tradition to nullify God's core commandments of love and justice. Unfortunately, our Church leadership engages in this very practice to continue to exclude women from priesthood. Let God send us Sophia to guide us in our discernment of what is from God and what is from human tradition, so that we may more fully embody God's vision for creation.
August 22, 2021 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s scriptures remind us that the practice of holy remembering can help us traverse times of doubt in our personal relationship with God.
August 15, 2021 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Today we see God's Holy Spirit winding through the constraints of patriarchy to give women to one another as companions on the journey. Unfortunately, there are many places throughout the world still teaching that women are less than fully human and must be subordinate to men. Let us pray especially for the women of Afghanistan who face unholy oppression at the hands of the Taliban.
August 8, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Atrocities continue to be committed throughout the world in God’s name. Our own Church is guilty, especially as a critical tool in colonization. How can we as today’s Catholics make amends to the indigenous nations hurt by the Church?
August 1, 2021 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time How much do we rely on the material world to satisfy us in ways that only God can? Such disordered desires prevent us from deepening our friendship with God. God desires authentic connection: let us have the courage to bring our whole selves before God.
July 25, 2021 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time We often forget that we actually contribute to God. We give God joy and delight and inspiration. Like any relationship, our relationship with God is a two-way street. What do you have to offer God today?