The Robe

“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” – C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters We’ve heard of the drug dealer cliché, “The first hit is free.”  You have to take the first hit to begin the slow decline toward full blown addiction, and if vulnerability … Continue reading The Robe

Coming Full Circle

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. (Joel 2:1-4) Once again, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Today and usually all Fridays during Lent we are asked to pray, … Continue reading Coming Full Circle

Bearing the Mark of Jesus

So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him. — 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 I remember … Continue reading Bearing the Mark of Jesus

3 Days with Jesus

I am posting Everyday Stewardship reflections for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday today so people can use them in advance of the Triduum, rather than check back each day. From LPI, my family, and myself, many wishes for a Blessed Triduum and a great start to the Easter Season. Remember, Easter is not just … Continue reading 3 Days with Jesus

A Time for Friends

Holy Week is about more than a reflection of events that occurred so very long ago. The events of this week are about NOW. It is about being present to the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This week unites our sufferings with His, our death with His, and our life with His. The events … Continue reading A Time for Friends

An Everyday Steward is Grateful

This is the last in a 6 week Everyday Stewardship series that highlighted 6 characteristics of an Everyday Steward. Look back through the weeks here on The Main Thing Blog and in LPI's Connect to read them all. Have a Blessed Holy Week! Passion Sunday – 2016 When I was younger I used a reflection … Continue reading An Everyday Steward is Grateful

An Everyday Steward is Committed

For the 5 Sundays of Lent and Passion Sunday, the Everyday Stewardship reflection will look at each of the 6 characteristics of an Everyday Steward, as contained in the book of the same name. Check back each Thursday on the Main Thing Blog for that Sunday’s reflection. 5th Sunday of Lent – 2016 I had a conversation … Continue reading An Everyday Steward is Committed