Put Down That Water Jar!

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2017 When I think about the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, I think of my father. This Gospel reading that we use every year for the First Scrutiny of the RCIA was always my favorite to discuss with those who be baptized … Continue reading Put Down That Water Jar!

Secret Ambition

I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition

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

Making a Difference

A reflection by Teresa Keogh, friend and contributor to the Main Thing Blog Last week I was working in Bangkok and was blessed by being able to add on 3 days holiday. I went to Kanchunabari – the site of the Bridge over the River Kwai. It was incredibly moving to walk across the bridge and see … Continue reading Making a Difference

The Big “E” is for Everything

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time We often say in the Church that stewardship is about the three T’s, time, talent, and treasure, but really, stewardship is about the big “E,” which is everything. We are made up of more than just our time, talent, and treasure, and the gifts … Continue reading The Big “E” is for Everything