Everyday Stewardship Reflections

Being Human is to Doubt

Humans doubt. It’s what we do. Before any of us say anything about Peter’s doubting the words of Jesus that told him he could get out of his boat and walk on water, we need to get real with ourselves: How would I respond in the same situation?

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The Power of a Simple Action

You never know what will result when we give just a little of ourselves. That uncertainty too often leads us to hold back or refrain from simple actions of love or gestures of generosity. Generosity does not need to be grand to make a big difference.

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What Is God Asking of You?

What are you willing to give for the sake of the kingdom of God? Often, we begin a discussion like this with a story or a few leading thoughts. However, if we are to be serious about who we claim to be as Christians, there should be no beating around the bush.

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Do What Needs to Be Done

A friend recently confided in me that although he prayed frequently each day and was involved heavily in his parish, he did not sense much fruit coming from it all and was left feeling unsatisfied. I assured him he was not alone. God is working through us and in us.

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Focus on the Good

As I have lived my life, I have come to believe there are more people who lives their lives in a contrary manner to these images. It is not that they seek evil, but it is as if they “see no good, hear no good, and speak no good.”

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Faith Like a Child

Sometimes we fall into seeing ourselves as the center of the universe, or we become consumed by our state in life or with what we have acquired. In order to be freed for love, we need role models to help us see what really matters.

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God Is Love

Songs and books are written about the intense longing one human being can have for another. However, true love is about more than wanting to be with that person. It is about wanting that person to know a love even greater than theirs: the love of God.

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Will You Say Yes?

You find yourself in the difficult situation of being accused of blasphemy and confronting possible execution. Your crime is believing in Jesus Christ. Your answer may very well dictate what happens to you next. What is your answer?

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The Heart of Stewardship

If you take the time to gaze upon your God in the simplest of forms and begin to reflect on what has actually taken place with bread and wine becoming the presence of the Divine, then you can begin to understand true humility, sacrifice, and love.

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Ready for His Return

It is a sad story when people hurt others or use extreme methods in the name of God. Our actions, seasoned at times with our words, should be the evidence people need to see the transformative power of Jesus Christ.

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We Are Never Alone

Human beings need help. We need community, and we need to rely on one another. At Pentecost, we reflect on Jesus sending to the Church a helper, the Holy Spirit. Today, the Church needs help in a profound way. We need to lean on the Holy Spirit to blow through the Church with a profound renewal.

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Everlasting Easter

The truth is that it should feel like Easter all year-round in the Church. Every Sunday, we celebrate a mini-Easter. Our Lord is ALIVE! He is risen and alive, and we need to celebrate. We are an Easter people who bear witness to his resurrection through our stewardship.

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