October 27, 2015 Alcides Escobar hit a leadoff inside the park home run for the Royals during the World Series, the first since 1929. Everyone in Kansas City celebrated.
Last Friday night I celebrated with almost the same level of joy. It was because a pastor did the right thing at the right time, and totally scored a home run for his church.
"Generosity of spirit" is the singular virtue that seems to result in a long satisfying marriage said Fr. Joe. It was 1998 and I had just met a woman who had caused me to rethink my entire long range plan. And I had asked Fr. Joe what he had observed about the key to happy marriages after his 40 year pastoral career.
My ultimate goal is to help others along the path of discipleship, of which stewardship is a critical step. Fortunately modern research in self actualization totally supports the idea of stewardship. Our core scripture comes from 1 Peter 4: 10. "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied Grace." This is a directive on how to live a good life. This calls for a transformation, a re-imagination of our relationship with GOD.