Labels

We are all guilty of name-calling from time to time. It’s human nature when you are frustrated, angry, or have been mistreated to lash out with an insult.  We like to label people too.  We label people by political leaning, intelligence, attractiveness, personality, behavior…. Even our Lord had labels attached to him:  glutton, drunkard, blasphemer. But name-calling and … Continue reading Labels

Becoming What God Intended

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 How time flies! This coming year I will have one child graduate from college, one from high school, and one starting high school. I am exhausted thinking about it. My prayer for all my children is that they take the Holy Spirit with … Continue reading Becoming What God Intended

Interdependence Day

We are just coming off a federal holiday in the United States, Independence Day, or Fourth of July. We recognize the founding fathers who, through their efforts composed and adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and … Continue reading Interdependence Day

Tell The Truth

What I find among some friends and acquaintances who are not Catholic is that their view of Catholicism is often a caricature of reality. It is only when they do a little homework that they realize their perception is not reality. I was reading a recent speech by Fr. Federico Lombardi, former spokesperson for the … Continue reading Tell The Truth

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

The Big “E” is for Everything

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time We often say in the Church that stewardship is about the three T’s, time, talent, and treasure, but really, stewardship is about the big “E,” which is everything. We are made up of more than just our time, talent, and treasure, and the gifts … Continue reading The Big “E” is for Everything

How Current is Jesus?

AN EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION FOR 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2017 I recently watched the film adaptation of Godspell with my teenage daughter. I had such fond memories of watching it when I was young, back in the day. I listened to the soundtrack so many times and learned to play many of the songs on my guitar. … Continue reading How Current is Jesus?