Everyday Stewardship Reflections

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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Calculating Love

The truth is, the modern world increasingly seems to have no real idea what love is or how to determine when love is real. That makes the seemingly simple words of Jesus about loving God and your neighbor very complex indeed.

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Witnesses for Jesus

This journey of faith is not always easy. Sometimes the greatest wounds are those we suffer when family members and friends wander away from God and leave us behind. What are we to do in such a situation? We must realize that God is more powerful than us.

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Recognizing the Voice of Jesus

The clearer the voice calling you, the easier it is to recognize who it is on the other end of the line. In John’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of the gatekeeper who opens the gate and calls for his sheep. They respond because they know his voice.

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Mean What You Say

If we claim to be Christians, disciples of the risen Jesus, then those around us should be able to tell by our actions. When we come together to break bread at Mass, Jesus shows us his love by becoming truly present to us. What are we in turn willing to show him?

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Give Yourself Completely

Today, we find the Church in a new turmoil. Increasing secularism, abuse scandals, and a lack of true fidelity place us once again in a time that is not easy. We create our burdens by not using our gifts wisely and by turning inward selfishly.

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