Entries by Maureen O'Connell, PhD

Day 19: Making Space for Disruption

Jesus creates space for anger and disruption in answering the call to justice. He doesn’t walk away from the chaos he creates, but corrects it with a power with and for others.

Easter Sunday: Resurrection as Encounter

No matter which of today’s Gospel readings you proclaim, a refrain echoes: the Resurrection is an encounter.

Holy Saturday: Bursting Into the Upper Room

Tonight’s litany of readings invites us to remember what has mattered to God over the course of humanity’s tumultuous relationship with God: the goodness and beauty of creation; faithfulness to being beloved; liberation for enslaved peoples; hearts softened by tender mercy; trust in the abundance of grace; desire for Wisdom. These things matter to God.