Our vocations should always be God centered. Our LIVES should be God centered.
When we turn our stewardship into a task, a box to be checked on our list of things to do, we might as well not do it.
As stewards of God’s grace, Disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to give of our first fruits – the best we have – to God.
Do not be afraid;
for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
Fewer people giving less money to fewer charities, and churches are not holding their own. What could possibly go wrong?
… he was the world champion pencil balancer, and he didn’t have another care in the world.
These churches are wonderful examples of faith-filled communities putting all their resources into building an appropriate place to worship God.
I’ve been at the work of development and stewardship in the Catholic Church a long time. It’s a vocation I never expected, never planned on, and never had an inkling towards undertaking. Yet here I am, just about ten years into it. Over that time, I have visited hundreds of churches across the US and […]
Bishop Siegel noted, and I concur, that most of the wisdom in that room came from those who were at the tables.
The title of this post is deliberately misleading. We all know the Prayer of St. Francis, don’t we? We have read it in greeting cards, seen it on inspirational plaques, even sung it at Mass. It’s a lovely prayer, lovely poem, lovely song. But St. Francis didn’t write it. Some research shows shows that the […]