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

Working Together

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2017 My children could never succeed without their mother and me. That isn’t me thinking too much of ourselves, it is just a fact. No one can find success in life in total isolation. I could never have become who I am today without my … Continue reading Working Together

My Part of Everything

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Lent 2017 Catherine Doherty said, “Yes, stewardship pertains to everything and I am responsible for my part of that everything.” I am reminded of that quote when I read the words from Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy, “Beloved: Bear your share of hardship for the gospel with … Continue reading My Part of Everything

Bearing the Mark of Jesus

So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him. — 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 I remember … Continue reading Bearing the Mark of Jesus

God’s Rules or God Rules?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 I saw a slogan once for an Internet start-up: “There is one rule; there are no rules.” In fact, when I searched for this slogan again online, I was surprised at all of the variations on the “no rules” sentiment. Apparently, even Justin Beiber … Continue reading God’s Rules or God Rules?

Living the Beatitudes

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes I wonder what this world will look like when my children get to be my age. Everything seems to be changing so rapidly and much of that change doesn’t seem to be for the good. I do think in some ways the … Continue reading Living the Beatitudes

Real Stewardship Never Asks for Volunteers

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Can you imagine what kind of response I would get if I asked my 3 children, “Who would like to volunteer to clean up the kitchen after dinner today?” Six eyeballs staring at me like I had two heads! If I couch my request in … Continue reading Real Stewardship Never Asks for Volunteers

Don’t Wait to Make Resolutions!

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King 2016 Most people look to the end of the calendar year to begin making resolutions for the next year. There seems to be this magical break in human time because of the changing of a year. Suddenly, the world is filled with new possibilities … Continue reading Don’t Wait to Make Resolutions!