Put On Christ

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

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

Instruments of Joy

Today is a great day! This year the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls on the first Friday of October, which is also World Smile Day. The two have nothing to do with one another? I think you are mistaken. Tradition holds that in the early 13th century, Our Lady appeared to St. … Continue reading Instruments of Joy

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

Living with Authenticity

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 Politics and religion are supposed to be two topics you never bring up at family gatherings. These topics too often seem to drive wedges between people who love each other. It would be easier to talk about pop culture and other frivolous topics. I … Continue reading Living with Authenticity

Do You Know Jesus?

Today's Gospel reading from Matthew includes perhaps the most important question of all time: Jesus asks Peter, and in turn you and me, "Who do you say that I am?" Jesus wasn't interested in hearing what everybody else was saying about him. He wanted to hear from Peter's own mouth, "Who do YOU say that … Continue reading Do You Know Jesus?