Ordinary 21 – We all have gifts. Are you using your gifts to build yourself a nice tomb? You will be able to build up others when your life is built firmly on the rock that is Jesus Christ.
Ordinary 26 – Where do we find friends in high places? We find them in the low places! When you open your heart to the poor, you open your heart to Our Lord. Look down and see — the King is at your door. Look down, don’t fright, he’s covered in sores.
Ordinary 25 – We are stewards, entrusted with God’s blessings. Why are you squandering God’s money on yourself and on this world? Even the dishonest steward learns that money isn’t everything. Use the gifts God has given you to bless others!
Ordinary 8 – When we are shaken by bad weather, the bad words come out. If your heart is filled with anger or pride then your mouth will be filled with bad words and gossip. Your speech will change when your heart changes. (3 Mar 2019)
Ordinary 14 – God calls you to preach the Gospel in your own town and to your own family. Here are three suggestions for preaching the Gospel to your children: 1) Let yourself be challenged and changed 2) Pray with your children 3) Play with your children.
Does your corner of the God’s Kingdom reflect good stewardship? God can do amazing things when we just do the little tasks we have been given. Mother Therese and St. Therese of Lisieux were fruitful because they were faithful. [AUDIO]
We are Stewards of God’s stuff. God expects us to use it wisely, generously, and for the good of others. All the stuff we have will one day belong to others. Use it while you still can to make your Master proud of you. [AUDIO]
My first year in my three-parish assignment was also one of the snowiest years on record. After the third snowfall of 14+ inches, I decided it was time for a vehicle with all-wheel drive. I took delivery of my new Subaru Forester on the feast of St. Anthony in 2011. It was the year of the tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdown; …
I was talking to a priest friend about issues in our parishes. The more we talked about our problems, the more frustrated we both became. Our challenges grew bigger and our abilities shrunk. Then my friend said he’d read an article about a pastor who was incredibly successful. His Masses were well attended and his collections were overflowing. “What was …
Jesus is the King of everything — stars and planets, stuff, animals — everything but you. Jesus invites but does not force; the choice is yours. Do you want to enter God’s kingdom? Then you must allow the Kingdom of God to enter you. (22 Nov 2015)