Everyday Stewardship Reflections

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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Lightning

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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Pope Kisses child

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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CS Lewis Quote

Everyday Stewardship: Resist Becoming a Cookie Monster

No cookie ever made me eat it. But I have chosen to eat many cookies. My will at times is just too weak to resist eating it. So, it actually is a good move to not have it in the pantry. There is no reason to unnecessarily tempt oneself. Click here to read the full […]

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Pope Francis

Proclaiming the Good News

Today, Jesus’ most prominent apostle journeys within the US and brings with him the Good News of Jesus Christ that has the power to transform those who have ears to listen. But, he also brings with him healing for a Church in need. Click here to read the full post

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Dining With Scoundrels

I’ve always counseled my sons about the company they keep, that they should surround themselves with persons who encourage good behavior.  It’s advice that pretty much every parent has offered at some point. But unfortunately it seems that Jesus doesn’t have our back on this sage parental advice. Click here to read the full post

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Everyday Stewardship: The Last Shall Be First

It seems to be human nature to want to be first, the best, or the greatest. We think there is a great value to be on top. We are sure if we can be better than everyone else, the prize waiting for us will ultimately satisfy. Jesus’ disciples argued about which one of them was […]

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