Stewardship of Mercy

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 The Jubilee Year of Mercy is now in the history books and looking back I wonder if I have been changed at all by the observance. Certainly the focus on mercy wasn’t all about God’s mercy toward me? Yes, I focused on my … Continue reading Stewardship of Mercy

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

No Rewind; Press Play Now

I post this as I am spending a few days with my two youngest children at the beach. Family is a precious gift. Mercy is a precious gift. Sometimes, when we are open to it, the two come together for something extraordinary. I have heard the saying, "Hold your friends close, and your enemies even … Continue reading No Rewind; Press Play Now

An Everyday Steward is Accountable

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. 3rd Sunday of Lent – 2016 What happens when people … Continue reading An Everyday Steward is Accountable

A Cure for the Pain

"And forgive our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." JESUS CHRIST So this morning, after several weeks of the pain in my cracked tooth getting worse, went and got a root canal. The pain had gotten progressively worse and also unpredictable, sometimes feeling fine and sometimes throbbing like nobody's business. Also, a … Continue reading A Cure for the Pain

Mother of Mercy

Pope Francis said in an address from 2013, “Mary, whose “yes” opened the door for God to undo the knot of the ancient disobedience, is the Mother who patiently and lovingly brings us to God, so that He can untangle the knots of our soul by His fatherly mercy.” What would this Jubilee Year of … Continue reading Mother of Mercy

Don’t Panic!

We all make mistakes. Children sometimes make more mistakes as the struggle and strive to become mature and wiser. However, some of us adults seem to be pretty good at screwing things up even after many years of accumulating wisdom. As far as my own children go, how interesting it is to hear how they begin the … Continue reading Don’t Panic!