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A Meditation on Holy Week

I am in the crowd. Pilot is condemning You to death, Jesus. He asks the crowd “do you want to release this man although he has done no wrong?” The crowd yells “Crucify Him.” I also scream along with the crowd. Again, “Crucify Him.” Pilot washes his hands. I realize now what I have done.…

Wiping the Face of Jesus in our Midst

Recently, I had the opportunity to help a friend of mine who has been on a long journey. He had a painful blister on his foot and he was taking a rest. He was sitting alone on the side of the hill and I could see the pain in his face. I saw his suffering…

Women of the Bible

When we think of the Bible, at least when I do, I call to mind Jesus’ interactions being primarily with men. I mean, Jesus’s twelve disciples were all men. This is a something that I just accepted for a while and never chose to put much thought into it. However, through Lenten journaling and my…

Stepping Up Your Social Media Game for the Sake of the Kingdom

If you know me, then you know how passionate I am about social media. Pictures, stories, captions, and live videos enable us to share with each other moments that showcase who we are and provide a platform for us to engage with the world. I tend to think of it as the new “public square,”…

Jesus Desires You

A REFLECTION FROM AWAKENING #68 By Jill Engel Like many young people who make the Awakening Retreat, I was hesitant. To be honest, I really just signed up to appease my friends and so they would stop bugging me about it. It’s really hard to go in without expectations when you hear others endlessly talk…

Making the Most of Mass

The Holy Mass is such a beautiful gift for Catholics. Every day in a Catholic church we GET to receive Jesus, body, blood, soul, and divinity into ourselves so that we can be united with Christ (John 6:56) as we are intended to be from the very beginning. He pours out His very blood that…

Lent is Coming: What’s Your Plan?

LENT IS COMING: WHAT’S YOUR PLAN? Lent has the potential to be a game changer for your spiritual life. It’s not about getting away with cutting a few carbs or getting away from your Facebook drama for 40 days. It’s a spiritual workout and invitation to participate in Jesus’ Passion. If you’re at a loss…