Did you know that St. Joseph was a patron of fundraising? I didn’t either. In December of 2016, I met with Bishop Ricken to review plans for a new church. The plans gave us a very nice building at a very reasonable cost. But I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to raise the money. The parish community had tried …
Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.
You are made in God’s image: a precious, unique, masterpiece. Do you see God’s image in others? Do you see God’s image in yourself? [AUDIO]
As Americans, money is our national addiction. One of our national dreams is to strike it rich and figure out something to make our millions. Some people spend their whole working life following the money around from place to place. There is also another way that we follow the money around, and this is by trying to save money. It’s all a game, but the Gospel challenges us not to play this game and to focus our energy on what really matters.
Generous giving means that we put God first, we plan our giving, and we give proportionally. The Devil uses selfishness to keep us trapped. Habits of generosity make us people of generous hearts, and set us free from the Money Trap.