Everyday Stewardship Reflections

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We say that claiming the name of Christian means we “put on Christ,” that we no longer go forth into the world, but Christ in us. As adopted sons and daughters of God we truly are just like Christ. In the true spirit of adoption, when God looks at us He does not differentiate between […]

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Everyday Stewardship: Don’t Forget Your Glasses

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling […]

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For Those Who Are No Longer Free

The problem with addiction is often times your freedom is so limited that you can no longer see you are being held captive. And whether the addiction is drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, or some other vice, the addicted person never really asked for the dependence he or she now experiences. Choices were made to disregard parental […]

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Hidden Treasure

When we think of riches, we think money and material goods. It is a logically understanding. But when we hear the parable that Jesus tells in today’s Gospel, we realize that riches in the eyes of God are quite something different. Click here to read the full post

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Everyday Stewardship: Hanging Out With Jesus

The world tells that status alone matters. But Jesus tells us that status isn’t important, but instead we should focus on becoming like those we surround ourselves with. So if we’re choosing to associate with Jesus, we should seek to become more like him every day. Click here to read the full post

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Lessons from Fantasy Football

Too often in the Church we look at things like we are playing fantasy football. We look for the pastor to carry most of the burden for the pastoral care of those in need in our community. We look to the DRE to pull through and get all the catechists needed for the new faith […]

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Everyday Stewardship: When Lightning Strikes

One evening at my house the skies were filled with intense lightning and rain was pounding the windows. So the TV along with all the other electronics were turned off, including the lights, and the blinds were lifted so we could watch the event further unfold. My wife mentioned a family in our neighborhood that […]

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Called to be the Good Samaritan

The Gospel reading for today is my favorite stewardship parable, that of the Good Samaritan. I love it because I feel it gives the most complete stewardship spirituality. How far would you go to help someone in need? Click here to read the full post

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Everyday Stewardship: Leaning on the Father

Jesus asks us to come to Him like children, not only dependent on God, but also cognizant of the fact that we never exist in the world alone. To be like a child is not to be immature, but rather it is our maturity of faith that allows us to see our dependence on a […]

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Are You a Great Pretender?

Sometimes we pretend to be disciples of Jesus and we think that it actually is good enough. But in the real world, we can’t rely on pretend doctors and lawyers or saviors to help us, we need the real thing. Click here to read the full post.

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Why Pray for the Pope?

If there were anyone that needs no prayer, who would it be? One might be inclined to say Pope Francis, but they would be wrong. Click here to read the full post

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The Time is NOW!

A couple of years ago when planning for the World Meeting of Families started we had no idea if Pope Francis would be able to attend. We could never have imagined what the events of this past week could have looked like or what the impact would be on the United States and the American Catholic […]

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