Marriage and Family Series: Dr. Tom Curran begins the second sentence in the series, I Am A Steward. Tom tells the story about taking his family to the fair and the heavy sense of responsibility for all 8 children. Tom talks about stewardship as: being a recipient of gifts places upon certain responsibilities. He reflects on John Henry Newman's Meditation on Mission. ( March 7, 1848)
Meditation on Mission by John Henry Newman (March 7, 1848)
God was all-complete, all-blessed in Himself; but it was His will to create a world for His Glory. He is Almighty, and might have done all things Himself, but it has been His will to bring about His purposes by the beings He has created.
Marriage and Family Series: Dr. Tom Curran talks about the characteristics of acknowledgment in comparison to affirmation. Tom gives the example of his family sitting down to dinner and acknowledging, by giving thanks, where their meal comes from. Tom teaches how to relate the mysteries of Christ through the Rosary to the lives of your children to help them grow a deeper sense of gratefulness and acknowledgment of God.
In today's Gospel (Lk 9:1-6) Jesus sends out the Apostles with not only the mission to preach the Gospel, but also, "gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases." Do we believe that Christ has also given us this power when we've answered His call to be Apostles?
Marriage and Family Series: Dr. Curran points out 6 Sentences to relating to God in Prayer through the "Gift Message" of Pope John Paul II. Dr. Curran reflects on these 6 sentences in conjunction with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, scripture, and church tradition.
6 Sentences to Relating to God in Prayer
1. Help! I do not know to pray as I ought.
2. I am a rebel, conquer in me all that resists You.
3. I give myself to You.
4. Shock me with Your generosity.
5. Speak Lord, Your servant is listening.
6. In Jesus name.