As Jesus teaches in Sunday’s Gospel, humility, or radical self-honesty, is a necessary component of our faith. Admitting our faults is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength given to us by God. It is precisely this depth of self-knowledge that can begin to open us up to a deeper knowledge of Him.
Social media can often be equated to the Wild West. It’s vast, oftentimes lawless, and even with the best of intentions, anything can happen. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the unexpected with a social media etiquette guide on your social media platform pages.
Many scholars have commented that evil is simply the absence of good. In this sense, even the worst evil that manifests our world has no claim on us if our hearts are set on God, who is all goodness. The only thing required of us is faith and persistence in prayer, relying solely on the power of God.
Although GivingTuesday is nearly two months away, it’s time to start planning for ways in which to take advantage of this global giving campaign for your parish. From free resources such as flyer templates, customizable email copy, and social media images, there are many ways you can customize this international campaign to your parish.
When confronted with a decision, we can sometimes be given a choice of good, better, and best. We fool ourselves into believing that the good choice is not a bad one, so it must be enough. However, we have placed a limit on our generosity or commitment with our false sense of good stewardship.
By belonging to Jesus, we are no longer in the shackles of sin but are free to love in an authentic way. But because of our pride and selfishness, this isn’t always easy. That’s why we have the Body of Christ. By belonging to one another, we become instruments of grace for each other and share testimony to the value of a relationship with Jesus.
There is so much unsettling emotions, unhappiness, disagreement, and anger in our world, nation, and even our Church. Humanity has caused its own mess, and we often pound on the doors of heaven expecting God to fix it all. But if we take up the task of discipleship, our faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.
Recurring giving is a great way to ensure that your church ministries will be funded. But according to statistics, only a small percentage actually make the commitment to have their gifts automatically deducted. Here are a few ways to encourage parishioners to becoming regular donors.