Jesus’ message and methods still matter.

Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA (Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration) and her Christian friends contemplate the challenge of really living the Gospel when Christianity has become too fluffy and watered down.

Convinced that this Jesus business- this Gospel living- is very radical and uncomfortable, these disciples proclaim something different than common Christianity. They experience Jesus breaking into hearts, igniting fires, encouraging and blessing. They feel Jesus uniting the body through holy communion when they gather around dusty tables and smoky fires to share and care. Together they pray, pay attention, and play.

Then, nourished for action they go forward preaching Love, Peace and Truth. Facing the oppressive systems of the global empires, they struggle and ache. Their response is the Way of Jesus, the Gospel Life. With hands and feet, they pray “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” And they create the Church they long for.

Messy Jesus Business contains their stories.

You are invited to participate!

Jesus is the Living Word, who came and showed us how to respond to the signs of the times. We don’t know where the signs of these times are pointing, but we know we got to get going.

Contemplate the Gospel with us, challenge the ways of the world with us, walk with us, pray with us. Chew on the tough, messy parts of Christianity with us and let us know what you are thinking and praying about. As you read and contemplate, please comment on our reflections and share them with your friends and enemies. Inspire us and support us with your own bold, messy Gospel-living.

Let Jesus mess you up, like he has messed us up.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Messy Jesus Business

  1. I agree that following Jesus is messy, confusing, exhilarating, joyful, and the core of a full life. Thanks for your reflections.

  2. What a wonderful blog, I have just discovered it this morning and am sinking my mind as deeply as I can into the ‘Don’t look away’ post
    Thank you

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