Go Deep

Every Sunday after the homily, we stand together and say “I believe” followed by a recitation of historical and doctrinal claims about Jesus Christ and His Church. When we think of the phrase “I believe” we often think of it as mentally assenting to some truth or fact. I believe Jesus Christ died for our … Continue reading Go Deep

You Have Been Commissioned

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of the Ascension 2017 I remember watching part of a college graduation address where the speaker said, “With this degree you are commissioned to go into the world and make a difference.” The imagery conjured up in my mind by the use of the word “commissioned” was pretty … Continue reading You Have Been Commissioned

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

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