Listen. Think. Act.

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2017 Listen. Think. Act. That is a mantra or slogan for many different groups. Some seek to battle prejudice and bias. Other groups hope to eliminate poverty or reduce crime. I have even found some companies use it as a way of increasing … Continue reading Listen. Think. Act.

This is the Year?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Christmas 2016   And so this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over; a new one just begun. - John Lennon   This year marks my 48th Christmas! 48 times I have celebrated the feast of God becoming man in the Incarnation. 48 times I have sat … Continue reading This is the Year?

God is with Us

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2016 The name Emmanuel means, “God is with us.” This is a title we use for Jesus frequently during the Advent and Christmas season, but it’s impact should stay with us throughout the year. The Incarnation, God becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading God is with Us

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

From Everyday Stewardship Advent 2016 12 December 2016   On December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to a simple Aztec Indian who had converted to the Catholic faith, Juan Diego. Three days later, at Juan Diego’s request, Mary provided a sign so the local bishop would believe that she actually had appeared. Roses grew out … Continue reading FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Standing Out From the Crowd

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent 2016 John the Baptist is truly an intriguing figure of history. He was a cousin of Jesus and literally prepared all those who would listen for this new way of life ushered in by a Messiah. Besides the key role he plays in the Gospel story, his … Continue reading Standing Out From the Crowd

The True Everyday Steward

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Immaculate Conception 2016 After Jesus, it is the Blessed Virgin Mary who by her example most perfectly teaches the meaning of discipleship and stewardship in their fullest sense. All of their essential elements are found in her life: she was called and gifted by God; she responded generously, creatively, and … Continue reading The True Everyday Steward

The Best Gift Giver

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Second Sunday of Advent 2016 My youngest child is going through Confirmation preparation this year. It is always quite a challenge to get through to a teenager about the importance of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit. You can’t see and touch these things, but they are more valuable … Continue reading The Best Gift Giver