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.…
Originally posted on Tracy Earl Welliver: The Baptism of Christ, Joachim Patinir, 1515 An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for January 10, 2016 Recently, my high school daughter attended a baptism at a non-denominational church of one of her friends. A decent group of girls, from all different denominations, attended and congratulated her after the service. The…
Listen. Think. Act.
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2017 Listen. Think. Act. That is a mantra or slogan for many different groups. Some seek to battle prejudice and bias. Other groups hope to eliminate poverty or reduce crime. I have even found some companies use it as a way of increasing…
This is the Year?
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Christmas 2016 And so this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over; a new one just begun. – John Lennon This year marks my 48th Christmas! 48 times I have celebrated the feast of God becoming man in the Incarnation. 48 times I have sat…
A Song of Revolution
The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast The slowest now, will later be fast As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fading And the first one now will later be last Cause the times they are a-changin (Bob Dylan) Revolutions often begin in song. In the Civil…
Happy World Smile Day 2016!
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Breath of Mercy
These days there are numerous phone apps that can help you keep track of your health – diet, fitness, and even heart rate. One such app that I stumbled upon recently is called Breathe, which notifies you periodically to stop and practice a deep breathing repetition for a couple of minutes. It’s really not a…
A recent article from a prominent online news source called on Pope Francis to end the practice of praying “Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed” before Holy Communion. The author, a self-described “healed ex-Catholic,” called it negative reinforcement…
Never Let the Water Run
In this Year of Mercy, I have been trying to reflect (and practice) more on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. The current water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan* has kept my mind on the second Corporal Work of Mercy for some time now – Giving drink to the thirsty. It is not possible…