Stewardship Corner

September 2020

Sep 19

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.

In today’s Gospel, a vineyard owner goes to the town square during the day to hire laborers. At the end of the day, he rewards each equally regardless of how much they worked, arousing resentment in those who labored longest. This parable is very much like the Prodigal Son, where the younger son squanders his inheritance in debauchery...
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Sep 17

Wrath and anger are hateful things.

Sirach may have hated wrath and anger but wrath and anger are hate-filled emotions. Mostly they are full of self-hate from a profound frustration with being unable to control one’s world. Maybe it’s an inability to hold a job or to live up to someone else’s standards or maybe an inability to relate to others. But fundamentally...
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Sep 17

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

OK. This isn’t about this week’s readings. It’s the same reading I commented on last week in regards to materialism and the environment. But the current challenge to racism is also a challenge to not conform to our age. The Black Lives Matter movement is sharply focused on police reform. Fortunately, a lot of good minds have...
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