“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” —Luke 9:62 When my dad was sixty, I remember him telling me how he wished he could sit down and play beautiful music on the piano. I asked him why he didn’t hire a teacher and learn … Continue reading You Ain’t Dead Yet
After 100 years of construction and the blessing of the recently finished ‘Trinity Dome’ on December 8, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC is now complete. Walking in, one is at once struck by the towering mosaic of Christ in the north apse. One of the largest mosaics … Continue reading Commanding Presence
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 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 the 6th Sunday of Easter 2017 My children could never succeed without their mother and me. That isn’t me thinking too much of ourselves, it is just a fact. No one can find success in life in total isolation. I could never have become who I am today without my … Continue reading Working Together
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2017 In the past year, my wireless provider introduced something called HD Voice. Suddenly, the voice I heard on my phone was unbelievably clear and it felt at times like both the caller and I were in the same room. The best aspect of this … Continue reading Listening for His Voice
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
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Easter Sunday 2017 At Easter, we celebrate that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, conquered death, rose from the dead, and remains very much alive. To the world of non-believers: WHAT!?! It is quite a big reality to swallow. But for the believer, it is a reality that inspires us … Continue reading We are an EASTER PEOPLE!
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