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
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!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 During one visit to Cleveland for a catechetical conference, I visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. I love learning the stories of bands and how they rose to fame. I love to see artifacts of days gone by, sharing with … Continue reading Seeking New Band Members
I voted this morning. I have a confession: a part of me didn't want to. But I do understand my obligation. Many people have gone before me, some to the point of sacrificing their lives, so that I could have this right. I was glad I did in the end. Last night I went to … Continue reading The Power of Our Actions
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for All Saints Day 2016 Years ago, we began having students at our parish school dress up like saints of their choosing in anticipation of All Saints Day. It was a more worthwhile learning experience than dressing up as superheroes and cartoon characters for Halloween. You would have those would bring … Continue reading Put On Christ
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 There was a movie a few years back entitled, Fever Pitch, where Jimmy Fallon played a devoted Red Sox fan. He was so loyal and consumed by the Red Sox, it was a huge obstacle to any romantic relationship he tried to start. … Continue reading Faithfulness, God, and the Red Sox
Last week, I had the honor and privilege of hearing Immaculee Ilibagiza speak at a fundraising dinner for Room at the Inn of the Triad, a home for single pregnant women that have no where else to turn. I had wanted to hear Immaculee for some time now, but my travels always seemed to take … Continue reading An Honor
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 The Book of Exodus recounts the story of Moses telling Joshua to lead his men into battle against Amalek in defense of Israel. The sign that God was with them would be Moses on a hilltop with his hands raised holding the staff of … Continue reading The Strength of the Body of Christ
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media can be powerful tools of communication. They allow people to stay in touch. They provide an avenue for fresh ideas. People can be engaged in conversations and be exposed to issues of the day in … Continue reading Jesus: Are You a Fan or Follower?