All That We Need

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Remember a time when jealousy or envy reared its ugly head and you wished you had that which someone else owned? Maybe it was a house, a car, a bank account, or even that luscious green lawn. All humans have had that feeling … Continue reading All That We Need

Stewardship is Not a Competition

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time As everyday stewards, I hope that each of us tries to live daily lives of generosity for the glory of God. I hope that we are all working to cultivate characteristics of a good everyday steward so that we can grow in maturity of … Continue reading Stewardship is Not a Competition

This Day Will Never Come Again

Life was not always easy with my father when I was growing up. Let’s just say he made many decisions along the way that led to fear, anger, and sadness for my family and me. Unfortunately, I was the only one in the family that would years later truly forgive him for his actions. My … Continue reading This Day Will Never Come Again

One Beautiful Sentence

When I was very young, my mom would take me to see my great-grandmother at the nursing home where she resided.  Her name was Mamie and she was a tough character, so I’m told.  She dipped snuff and when she kissed me it would run down my cheek and mom would have to clean it up. … Continue reading One Beautiful Sentence

You Don’t Need a Loan to Love

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time I have to smile when I read in St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” I smile because I know that in today’s world few people owe nothing to anyone. We have credit card debt, mortgages, … Continue reading You Don’t Need a Loan to Love

Stewardship of Stuff

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time How many public self-storage facilities can you find in your city or town? They seem to be popping up everywhere. One day I was talking to my neighbor and he was explaining that he just wanted to have his garage back again. He was … Continue reading Stewardship of Stuff

Our One Thing

“Purity of heart is what enables us to see.” ― Pope Benedict XVI I’ve always been fond of a scene in the movie City Slickers, a story of three friends who go on a cattle drive adventure to New Mexico to help sort out their mid-life problems.  Billy Crystal plays one of those friends (Mitch) … Continue reading Our One Thing