Welcome to the mess.
Here at Messy Jesus Business – the blog and the podcast – we’re exploring the mess of radical Gospel living. We experience Christian discipleship as a life of struggle as we advocate for social justice, live simply, serve others, practice contemplation and live in community.
For nearly 10 years, this blog has been offering inspiration, resources and reflections for radical Gospel living. Along with Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Sister Julia Walsh, the Messy Jesus Business guest bloggers offer works of creative nonfiction, poetry, and prayers related to the messiness of following Jesus in our modern world.
Recent Blog Posts
Sister Julia Walsh and author Christiana N. Peterson contemplate death, our cultural fear and avoidance of it, and what it looks like to be in a healthy relationship with death. They also discuss grief, mysticism and the saints, the importance of death rituals, and whether rituals are for the dead or those in mourning
We bought a lemon tree a couple of years ago. Bonnie Sue Ellis came home with what appeared to be a scrawny seedling from friends at our neighborhood garden store. Bonnie is a strong, passionate, observant, prayerful, exuberant pillar of our community life. She is also the unchallenged maker of our sweat teas and saladContinue reading “When Lent gives you lemons, make a curd”
Sister Julia Walsh talks with author Olga M. Segura about her journey into writing about the Black Lives Matter movement and how the experiences of 2020 gave her courage.
Christiana N. Peterson: Getting Real about Death, Dying and Grief – Messy Jesus Business
Discern Your Vocation
Sister Julia companions spiritual seekers and women who are discerning a call to religious life.
The building of God’s reign of peace and justice needs you! We welcome all people into the community as we explore the margins and celebrate the goodness.-Sister Julia WALSH FSPA
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