Entries by Lucas Sharma, SJ

Words Matter: On Cookies and Conversion

A confrontation with a friend over a seemingly harmless joke creates a shift in racial worldview, echoing Peter & Jesus’ interaction in Sunday’s Gospel.

Lucas Sharma, SJ

Lucas Sharma SJ is a Jesuit in Formation from the Jesuits West Province. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, and most recently, Fordham University. Currently, he works as a Lecturer in Sociology at Seattle University. Lucas studies American religion, politics, and culture. Hobbies include cooking, reading, and watching General Hospital.

Day 38: Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd

Today’s Mass Readings  In John’s Gospel, directly preceding today’s reading, Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Enter our reading. The people in charge have had enough: it’s time to stone Jesus because he’s chosen to cast his lot with the “out crowd,” the marginalized members in the […]

Lucas Sharma, SJ

Lucas Sharma SJ is a Jesuit in Formation from the Jesuits West Province. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, and most recently, Fordham University. Currently, he works as a Lecturer in Sociology at Seattle University. Lucas studies American religion, politics, and culture. Hobbies include cooking, reading, and watching General Hospital.