Our generosity and our giving of very selves back to God need to bear witness to the transforming power of Jesus. If we truly love another, we will offer them the example of how we love God even more than them. This is the “why” of our stewardship.
LPi is excited to announce the acquisition of Catholic Printery, a 35-year-old bulletin printing company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The decision to acquire Catholic Printery came as a result of the retirement of Kieth Sterling, president of Catholic Printery.
I love the verse in Sirach where it says, “My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.” This is an interesting concept for those of us who think a stewardship way of life is all about the giving of gifts. When we start to think that all we are called to do is give for the sake of giving, we have missed the point.
True discipleship is not easy or nice. It is a call to live a life of contradiction, always ready to let go so we can receive. Life with Christ is beautiful and radical, but it’s not won without detachment. We have to be ready to give up what is of this earth, so that we are free to be open to what is of God.
LPi has unveiled an update to its WeShare admin platform for current and future customers. This update boasts enhanced functionality, and provides new and efficient features to continue to make online giving an effortless process for all users.
God calls us to a humility where we understand that who we are and what we have is a blessing from Him. For the poor, crippled, and blind, humility is a natural byproduct of their position in life, so God favors them. Those who have been given more — and find themselves with greater status because of it — must cultivate even greater humility.
However, no matter how much I write about my family and how much you read about them, you will only have a glimpse as to the real people. It will take an actual relationship with one of them to get you to the point where you can say you know them. That is the same way with Jesus.
There has never been a better time to grow your parishioner email list, but gathering them can be difficult. You need to be creative when it comes to asking for their email address. Following are four “outside the box” ideas to help you not only grow, but maintain, your email distribution list.
We are often distracted by our lesser desires and find ourselves off track and restless. But a person who lives a truly disciplined life is always able to put their wants and impulses in check and to do what is necessary to achieve the greater goal of union with God. This can only be accomplished by developing a habit of strong, centered, and focused prayer.
If we are to be like Jesus, then we need to set the earth on fire. We need to be bold and proclaim the Good News without apology. By our actions of love and justice, we need to show the world that with the Body of Christ on earth, it is not business as usual.