Risky Faith

I love to go see live music, there is nothing like the energy of hearing music being played in real time.  It isn’t studio polished or in perfect time.  Mistakes are made, but they add authenticity and color to the performance even if you don’t notice them – especially if you don’t notice them. My … Continue reading Risky Faith

You Have Been Commissioned

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

Believing the Unbelievable

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday 2017 Due to the constant unchecked flow of data and information through the Internet, it can be hard to know when a story is real news or rubbish. It never ceases to amaze me when someone I know has bought into some … Continue reading Believing the Unbelievable

Enter the Story

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Holy Week 2017 As a Catholic, I am very grateful for the wonderful expression of the Mass. When united in this liturgical experience, we are not only present to the reality of the bread and wine becoming the real presence of Jesus, but are also connected spiritually to the institution … Continue reading Enter the Story

The Truth Will Set You Free

"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells the Jews who believe in him a simple formula for success. It is so simple, however, that it can almost seem impossible … Continue reading The Truth Will Set You Free

The Gift of Faith

by The Main Thing Blog friend, Teresa Keogh This week work has brought me to Palermo, Sicily. I needed to leave home at 4.30am on Thursday to get to London Heathrow to check in. In the departure lounge there were seats that said ‘Re-charge here’ – of course, the sign referred to cell phones, but … Continue reading The Gift of Faith

Put Down That Water Jar!

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2017 When I think about the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, I think of my father. This Gospel reading that we use every year for the First Scrutiny of the RCIA was always my favorite to discuss with those who be baptized … Continue reading Put Down That Water Jar!

Secret Ambition

I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition