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Weekly Stewardship Reflections

September 29, 2019
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Am 6:1A, 4-7 1 Tim 6:11-16 Lk 16: 19-31 In today's first reading from the Prophet Amos, we find a group of wealthy men living a life of luxury. They have been given much -- comfort, food, wine, music, and companionship. Yet they have become too accustomed to their lifestyle. Amos calls them[...]
September 22, 2019
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Am 8:4-7 1 Tim 2:1-8 Lk 16:1-13 We can really see the theme of Empowerment in the readings today!! To empower means to give someone the authority or power to do something. It also means to make someone stronger and more confident. We are empowered (in both ways!!) by the Holy Spirit to act as[...]
September 15, 2019
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ex 32: 7-11, 13-14 1 Tim 1:12-17 Lk 15: 1-32 Let's face it - we live in a consumerist society. We buy more than we need, and when we are finished with it (or when we break/lose it), we buy something new and better. It really is poor stewardship, and it can cause us to look at very few things as[...]
September 8, 2019
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wis 9:13-18b Phmn 9-10, 12-17 Lk 14:25-33 In today's Gospel, Jesus lays out a pretty clear path to discipleship: renounce your worldly possessions, plan like an architect, and prepare to battle with king-like strategy. This definition may be clear, but it is certainly daunting! Humans tend to[...]
September 1, 2019
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a Lk 14:1, 7-14 Our baptism calls us into a life of stewardship, which requires generosity and humility. We have received many gifts, and are asked to use them for the good of one another. We are called to share these gifts with others, be it in the[...]
25 de Agosto del 2019
En la lectura Lucas de hoy, un hombre expresa la preocupación que él y mucha gente ha tenido al pasar del tiempo: ¿Cuántos serán salvados? La respuesta de Jesús no es muy alentadora; porque, la puerta es angosta y muchos tratarán de pasar. Algunos intentaran entrar y Jesús los regresará[...]
August 25, 2019
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Is 66:18-21 Heb 12:5-7, 11-13 Lk 13:22-30 In today's reading from Luke, a man vocalizes a concern that many people have had throughout time: How many will be saved? Jesus' answer is not exactly reassuring, for the gate is narrow and many will try to enter. Some will attempt to enter and Jesus[...]

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