The Office of Stewardship
Catholic Way of Life: Dedicated Discipleship
“The real ‘wedding gift’ is this: Your marriage is a reflection of the Holy Trinity, and with the grace of Christ, you are a living and credible icon of God and His love.”
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you . . plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
“God does not abandon us, he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. . .
Every Sunday Tommy’s family drove to a funny looking building, with a lowercase “t” on the roof. Tommy knew it was a “t” because Tommy had just finished first grade and he knew how to write and read all the letters
Man was created for greatness—for God himself; he was created to be filled by God. But his heart is too small for the greatness to which it is destined. It must be stretched…
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
“Without love, we are not really living; we are merely breathing.”
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
We can promise lightly enough to give up our will to somebody else, but when it comes to the test we shall find it the most difficult thing in the world to do thoroughly. I must accomplish ordinary actions, in an extraordinary way.
“And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29
And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.”
“The river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of heaven is suffering, the boat which carries souls across the river is love
and humility is the virtue that gets us on the boat. ”
Dr. Carole Brown offers 7 tips for making multiplying discipleship work at any parish in the Diocese of Rapid City seeking to promote Stewardship.
For many years, stewardship in the Catholic Church was often distilled into three words: time, talent and treasure.
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus gives us a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so also you should love one another. (cf John 13:34) The commandment to love others is not really new.
Last Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday and I have my Divine Mercy image in a prominent place with it’s gentle reminder, “Jesus, I trust in You” both challenging and comforting me this week.
The question I am challenged to ask is, “If I die tomorrow, will I regret the choices I made today?”
It’s so easy to get focused on the work before us, but if we are striving to live a Catholic Way of Life, love must be our primary focus and goal.
The story of the Prodigal Son contains powerful lessons for the Catholic Steward about forgiveness, mercy and receiving the love of God.
The 4th Sunday of Lent gives us a taste of the joy of the Resurrection. Entering into it helps a steward live Dedicated Discipleship.
Grant O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.”
from the Collect for Ash Wednesday
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