Browsing the 2022 archive of EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP - RECOGNIZE GOD IN YOUR ORDINARY MOMENTS
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/31/22
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 engagement among their employees. In a nutshell, ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/20/22
Being the Sign
I think the real challenge of evangelization in the modern age is the reality that pretty much everyone has already heard of Jesus Christ — or, at least, they think they have.
To our 21st-century eyes, the angel who shared news of the birth of Jesus ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/16/22
St. Joseph the Steward
St. Joseph is one of the greatest examples of stewardship we have in the Gospels. Here is a man who understands care and reverence for the property of God, a man chosen to be steward over the very life and breath of God’s Son and Spouse.
Joseph was mindful. He recognized what belonged to God. When he understood that Mary was to be the mother of God, he was not jealous or bitter. He did not presume to claim ownership over ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/11/22
The Season That Gives Back
I don’t have anything left to give. You can’t pour from an empty cup.All I do is give. Who is giving to me?
Raise your hand if these thoughts have ever run through your head. I’m sure they occur to all of us from time ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/04/22
How Much Is Enough?
I’ve got some great news for some of you: Jesus Christ doesn’t care what name you bear. He doesn’t care where you were born, and he doesn’t care what your family tree looks like. He doesn’t care where you grew up or where you went ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/26/22
Being Surprised by Christ
Some people hate surprise parties. There are those who are uncomfortable with a last-minute vacation or even an unexpected travel upgrade. If it wasn’t part of the plan, it’s a cause for consternation.
There is a temptation to view these folks as curmudgeonly — sticks ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/19/22
Is Christ King in Our Hearts?
When you think of a king, who is the first person to pops into your head? It may depend on how much history you know, or which historical period intrigues you the most. As Americans, the first person we might think of is ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/13/22
Eyes On Your Own Paper
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place.”
Looking at these words, I have to wonder. Am I reading the Bible or today’s newspaper headline?
It’s never easier to despair than ... Read More »
Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/05/22
The God of the Living
“Sic transit gloria mundi,” is what they used to say at papal coronations. “So passes earthly glory.” Everything is fleeting. Nothing is here to stay. But in reality, some things are forever. Our actions on earth do have the potential to reverberate in eternity.
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Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 10/29/22
Do We Watch Jesus from a Distance?
It seems to me that Zacchaeus may have gotten more than he bargained for when he scaled that sycamore tree.
We can only speculate as to what the original intentions of the wealthy tax collector were. We know he wanted to see ... Read More »