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
Talking about discipleship and truly being a disciple are two very different things. It is easier to know what we should do than to carry out. Many saints from our tradition have had much to say about this struggle to do what they know they must do, and not do that which they know they … Continue reading New Eyes
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2017 When I think about the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, I think of my father. This Gospel reading that we use every year for the First Scrutiny of the RCIA was always my favorite to discuss with those who be baptized … Continue reading Put Down That Water Jar!
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent 2017 Can you believe Lent is here already? It seems like not that long ago I was decorating a Christmas tree! Time waits for no one and that is why it is important to make a mindful commitment now to not let this Lenten season … Continue reading Lent is HERE!
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
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
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
Wow! Hard to believe Lent 2016 is drawing to a close. How did the season go for you? Really? You weren't as mindful of the time as you had hoped to be? Well, it is not too late to make these final days great by keeping them HOLY. It will really help you appreciate the … Continue reading Holy Week = Last Chance
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