March 10 – Fourth Thursday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him,’ (John 5:43).” Daily Lent Reflection In today’s gospel, Jesus rebukes the Jewish leaders who refuse to accept or believe in Him despite the evidence He gives them that […]

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March 9 – Fourth Wednesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me,’ (John 5:30).” Daily Lent Reflection Jesus put his trust in the Father and was obedient to his will. How often […]

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5 Characteristics of a Contagious Staff Culture

Many churches struggle with building a staff culture that is healthy, vibrant, and contagious. Oftentimes it seems like people are playing on different teams, facing off against one another rather than unifying around a common mission that glorifies God and strengthens the church. I ran across an article last week where Father Michael White addresses […]

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The Letters

Even in a world that at times seems lost and lacking in love, there are good stewards everywhere that serve as good role models for us all. They demonstrate to us that holiness is not just for those we read about in a Book of Saints. They remind us that we all have the capacity […]

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Person holding a rock depicting answer by Jesus from John 8:7.

Liberating Mercy

For Sunday, March 13, 2016, 5th Sunday of Lent I recently saw the small independent film, The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, otherwise known as the Countess of Grantham for all you Downton Abbey fans. (As I write this, the series finale is about to air here in the States.) The true story, which […]

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March 8 – Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be well?,’ (John 5:6).” Daily Lent Reflection On the face of it, this seems a bizarre question. The man was by the pool at Bethesda waiting and hoping for […]

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Seeking Good That Gives Us Life

It would seem obvious to us that we need to seek out good and not evil, but unfortunately, our society and the limitations of human nature prove to us otherwise. Today’s simple Gospel Acclamation verse reminds us that on the road to good is life and the Lord, the opposite of what is on the […]

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March 7 – Fourth Monday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe,’ (John 4:48).” Daily Lent Reflection Imagine what it would have been like to witness one of Jesus’ miracles. What difference would it have made to your faith in God? Do you think you would have been amazed or do you think you would […]

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March 6 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found,’ (Luke 15:32).” Daily Lent Reflection Today we have the story of the prodigal son/loving father. It is a familiar narrative. The elder son is jealous of his younger brother and […]

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March 5 – Third Saturday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted,’ (Luke 18:14).” Daily Lent Reflection We live in a society in which humility is considered to be a weakness. We are encouraged to be proud of our abilities and push ourselves forward for recognition, even at […]

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March 4 – Third Friday of Lent

Today’s Gospel “’Which is the first of all the commandments?,’ (Mark 12:28).” Daily Lent Reflection Imagine sitting listening to Jesus as he answers the questions put to him by those who wanted to catch him out and yet were astounded by his answers. We are often asked awkward questions about our faith but we should take […]

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An Everyday Steward is Gracious

For each Sunday of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. This week we explore how an Everyday Steward is gracious. Click here to read the full post Past posts: If you missed the […]

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