Do You Know Him?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes when I ask one of my children about who they were with or about a classmate at school they answer me with, “You don’t know them.” Apparently, since I do not know him or her personally, I do not need to know … Continue reading Do You Know Him?

Stewardship of Mercy

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 The Jubilee Year of Mercy is now in the history books and looking back I wonder if I have been changed at all by the observance. Certainly the focus on mercy wasn’t all about God’s mercy toward me? Yes, I focused on my … Continue reading Stewardship of Mercy

The Graciousness of Mary

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of the Assumption 2017 An everyday steward is called to be gracious. I read once that to be a gracious person meant to walk softly, speak with intent, and to leave those you have met feeling that their lives were better that day because they encountered you. What … Continue reading The Graciousness of Mary

Do Not Fear the Water

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time I remember when all three of my children were learning to swim. In the beginning, it seemed like no matter how much assurance I gave them, they were certain of drowning. Even after watching me float in the water, they were pretty sure their … Continue reading Do Not Fear the Water

Labels

We are all guilty of name-calling from time to time. It’s human nature when you are frustrated, angry, or have been mistreated to lash out with an insult.  We like to label people too.  We label people by political leaning, intelligence, attractiveness, personality, behavior…. Even our Lord had labels attached to him:  glutton, drunkard, blasphemer. But name-calling and … Continue reading Labels

A Glimpse of Heaven

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Transfiguration of the Lord, August 6, 2017            There are times in our lives that we get the chance to see a glimpse of heaven. It may be through the love of another, loved one or stranger. Sometimes it may even be an event that seems … Continue reading A Glimpse of Heaven