Relationships require love and commitment from both people. We can’t force others to love us, or else it’s not really love. Joe Nolla, SJ, reflects on the love of God, who doesn’t require but desires our love in return.
Faith is not just an individual endeavor, it involves a community. Joe Nolla, SJ, reflects on Pentecost, when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit sent to enliven an entire community of believers.
Is it possible that we actually matter in the grand scheme of things? Yes. Joe Nolla, SJ, reflects on the infinite God that loves you infinitely more than you know.
When Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus, he showed us that he is like us. Joe Nolla, SJ, reflects on the power of tears and laughter and how they reveal that Jesus shows us an image of God who cries with and for us.
Sometimes we can be tempted to believe a lie when it begins with the truth. Joseph Nolla, SJ, reflects on the tactics of the Devil in the temptation of Jesus.
Are there people that don’t want to hear us? Are there people that we don’t want to hear? Joe Nolla, SJ, reminds us that God chooses the unlikely messengers to preach the Good News. We are meant to both preach and listen.
Louie Hotop, SJ, and Brian Strassburger, SJ, are two recently ordained Jesuit priests working on the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, TX. They’ve started the Jesuit Border Podcast to share stories and interviews that explore the humanitarian response along the U.S.-Mexico border from a Catholic perspective. Check it out and subscribe!
Air Force veteran Joseph Nolla reflects on the difficulty making sense of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in the aftermath of the withdrawal of US troops, as well as the conduct of the war itself. As painful as the fall of Afghanistan is, finding God in this moment is both a challenging and necessary task.
O Death, Where is Thy Sting: A Meditation on Suffering, a new book by Brother Joe Hoover doesn’t offer theodicies or justifications of God’s goodness; it is a collection of thoughts from a man trying to process the suffering in the world.