“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” —Luke 9:62 When my dad was sixty, I remember him telling me how he wished he could sit down and play beautiful music on the piano. I asked him why he didn’t hire a teacher and learn … Continue reading You Ain’t Dead Yet
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
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
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
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent 2017 Can you believe Lent is here already? It seems like not that long ago I was decorating a Christmas tree! Time waits for no one and that is why it is important to make a mindful commitment now to not let this Lenten season … Continue reading Lent is HERE!
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
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
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?
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