“Purity of heart is what enables us to see.” ― Pope Benedict XVI I’ve always been fond of a scene in the movie City Slickers, a story of three friends who go on a cattle drive adventure to New Mexico to help sort out their mid-life problems. Billy Crystal plays one of those friends (Mitch) … Continue reading Our One Thing
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes when I ask one of my children about who they were with or about a classmate at school they answer me with, “You don’t know them.” Apparently, since I do not know him or her personally, I do not need to know … Continue reading Do You Know Him?
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 My wife is a big Dave Ramsey fan. She loves when he tells people that in order to pay down their debt they need to sell so many of their possessions that the kids think that even they can be sold for the right … Continue reading Are You Possessed!?!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 How time flies! This coming year I will have one child graduate from college, one from high school, and one starting high school. I am exhausted thinking about it. My prayer for all my children is that they take the Holy Spirit with … Continue reading Becoming What God Intended
We want to solve everything don’t we? How do we fix the economy? Which candidate will be better? How do we cure cancer? Or obesity? Or poverty? What about violence in the Middle East? It is, of course, natural to be solutions oriented. When there is a problem, we try to fix it. If someone … Continue reading Witness
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Over the years I have wasted a lot: a lot of money, a lot of time, and a lot of talent. Sometimes I didn’t realize I was wasting these things, but after reflection, I realized I could have done more and accomplished much … Continue reading Discerning the Seeds of Stewardship
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Many young people want to make a path for themselves in life without the help and guidance of others. My own young adult son oftentimes refuses assistance because he feels that he must learn to go it alone and have his achievements based solely … Continue reading Lean On Me
Last month (I know I'm a little behind!) we celebrated the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, whose impact on the Church is unmatched. Peter was a fisherman by trade, a simple man lacking a theological education. The accounts of him in the Scripture show him to be somewhat impetuous and lacking a filter between … Continue reading Peter and Paul
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Pentecost 2017 There are some things I miss now that my children are older. Less snuggles, fewer moments of awe and wonder, and fewer crazy questions that make me laugh. However, if I’m honest, there some things I do not miss, especially the birthday party. I loved the aspect of … Continue reading Pentecost & Chuck E. Cheese