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

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?

True Stewardship

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 What does it mean to give of yourself completely, without reservation, without fear, and without a concern for the cost? Should it matter if the person who needs us is unlike us in skin color, religion, or nationality? What does real mercy look like? … Continue reading True Stewardship

Do You Know Jesus?

Today's Gospel reading from Matthew includes perhaps the most important question of all time: Jesus asks Peter, and in turn you and me, "Who do you say that I am?" Jesus wasn't interested in hearing what everybody else was saying about him. He wanted to hear from Peter's own mouth, "Who do YOU say that … Continue reading Do You Know Jesus?

The Remedy for Spiritual ADD

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 The world is a very busy place. Our lives are sometimes very complicated. Everywhere we turn there are distractions. Add to all this the increasing number of people with virtually no attention span or diagnosed ADD and you have a reality where it can … Continue reading The Remedy for Spiritual ADD

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

Don’t Be a Sourpuss!

There are many voices out there today that paint a bleak picture of the Church and her ability to overcome secular culture and evangelize a broken world. They keep lamenting, "Look how bad everything is!" The jump from Church scandal to declining priestly vocations to empty pews. Sometimes, there are strong and important points to … Continue reading Don’t Be a Sourpuss!