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

Standing Out From the Crowd

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Third Sunday of Advent 2016 John the Baptist is truly an intriguing figure of history. He was a cousin of Jesus and literally prepared all those who would listen for this new way of life ushered in by a Messiah. Besides the key role he plays in the Gospel story, his … Continue reading Standing Out From the Crowd

Seeking New Band Members

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

Short in Stature; Big in Love

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 My wife is on the shorter side so she has always had a great love for the story of Zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector that was too small to see Jesus over the crowd so he climbed a tree in order to see better. … Continue reading Short in Stature; Big in Love

The Strength of the Body of Christ

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

It All Belongs to God

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 When the collection basket passes you by at Church, what are you thinking? The reality is that your spiritual health is tied into what you think and what you do with your money. People like to say that stewardship doesn’t have to do with … Continue reading It All Belongs to God

Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I remember driving to work and hearing on the radio about some plane that had crashed into the World Trade Center. I assumed at the time it was some daredevil stunt that had gone wrong. Upon my arrival, I went into the parish center … Continue reading Open Your Doors and Open Your Hearts

God Created You On Purpose for a Purpose

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 / Labor Day Weekend “You were created on purpose for a purpose.” That may sound like pop psychology gibberish to you at first, but, it is the truth. Modern studies into strengths and gifts, along with constantly new understandings of the complex wonder of DNA, … Continue reading God Created You On Purpose for a Purpose