PRESERVING THE TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS

As Christians who authentically pursue the goal of discipleship, we know that success in this venture requires attention to our “interior life” for a well developed interior life reinforces the “vessel” of clay spoken about by St Paul in today’s reading [2 Corinthians 4: 7-15]. Refurbishing our interior life permits each of us to more … More PRESERVING THE TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS

STEPPING INTO GOD’S CONTRADICTIONS: A WAY TO SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY

Discipleship is anything but an easy path and yet it is the path that the authentic Christian must take. Yes, I know all too well, it is easier said than done and utterly impossible without God’s grace. I have personally struggled with this issue for years and hope that I am moving in the right … More STEPPING INTO GOD’S CONTRADICTIONS: A WAY TO SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY

INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES: A WAY FORWARD IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Sherry Weddell’s book “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus” is a must read for those involved in Parish Ministry. Sherry suggests a paradigm shift is called for in the way we approach evangelization. Our parishes must be “mission driven” rather than “maintenance driven”. This means that, to begin with, our parishioners … More INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES: A WAY FORWARD IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION