You Are the Light of the World (Matthew 14-16)

Jesus Christ’s followers shine the light of the Lord on those around them by the words they speak and the actions they take. This is one of the great gospel images of discipleship: the light of discipleship in Christ shining for all the world to see.

September 3, 2020

The Beatitudes and Stewardship

Many of us work for companies or dioceses or parishes that have a mission statement or a vision statement; sometimes these can be ‘holy hopes’ written by a committee and then forgotten, but sometimes they are the very core of an organisation and are ‘owned’ by all stakeholders.  The Beatitudes are Jesus’ mission statement, they   Continue Reading…

March 2, 2020

A Christmas Season Reflection

    Be a Good Steward of the Christmas Season December is such a busy time of year, and a month that tempts us to lose sight of the profound spiritual importance of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The best way to stay focused on keeping Christ in Christmas is to be good stewards of   Continue Reading…

December 27, 2019

A Stewardship Reflection for November

The eleventh month is now upon us, drawing us closer to the end of the calendar year. It is a transition month, a month between autumn and winter, when the leaves get raked, and the crops have been harvested. We “fall back” from Daylight Savings Time and revert to Standard Time. Most of us prepare   Continue Reading…

November 8, 2019

There is still time to give up something for Lent!

Try one of the following: Give up complaining focus on gratitude. Give up cynicism become an optimist. Give up harsh judgments think kindly thoughts. Give up worry trust in the Lord. Give up discouragement become more hopeful. Give up bitterness turn to forgiveness. Give up resentment cultivate some humility. Give up negativism be more positive.   Continue Reading…

April 1, 2019

We Should be Grateful Believers Now More Than Ever

In the early 2000s, when the sex abuse scandal first shocked the Church in the United States, Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk (now retired), initiated a program he called “Grateful Believers.” He dedicated his weekly column in the archdiocesan newspaper to reminiscences about people and things for which he was grateful, and he invited all   Continue Reading…

September 7, 2018