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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
5th Sunday of Lent
April 2, 2017
This text is one of the most important texts for the Christian community. It is also one of longest texts that the Church uses for a Sunday gospel. (Only the passion accounts are longer.)
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Stewardship Theme for Fall Treasure Pledge Appeal
–St. Matthias Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Fall Treasure Pledge appeal:
GRACE – GRATITUDE – GENEROSITY
Fifth Sunday of Lent
The US Bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship was published 25 yrs. ago as a challenge to embrace a way of life with the “Power to change how we understand and live out our lives.” It calls us to a mature discipleship that requires a decision to follow Jesus Christ no matter the cost. However, this notion brings to mind the words of Maya Angelou: “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging!”
Being older certainly doesn’t mean one is mature. Age and experience come our way whether we want it to or not. What we learn from the passage of time is what brings maturity.
Mature disciples come in all ages, really. To test maturity one simply needs to ask the question given to us in the challenge of the Bishops’ pastoral letter: “Will I follow Jesus Christ no matter the cost?” One cannot grow in a sense of stewardship if he or she is always “counting the cost”.
If we seriously follow Jesus and become good observers of our lives, we realize that every day there are some costs: some days less than others, and some days much more. A mature Everyday Steward will hit those challenges head on with trust in the Lord. It does become easier, though, as maturity grows because as the US Bishops point put, to lead this way of life transforms a person. The great promise in this is that transformed people begin to transform the world around them. Who doesn’t want that?
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