I look forward to Saturday morning most weeks because I’m lucky to be part of the team that records the Catholic Weekend podcast on SQPN.
During today’s recording (episode #240), Fr. Cory Sticha and Fr. Kyle Schnippel discussed the spirituality involved in the mundane aspects of parish administration. A stewardship that is necessary in doing the right things with the time, talent and treasure that is entrusted to the parish.
It occurred to me then, as it does now, that each of us, in our own personal lives and in our careers, is also entrusted with time, talent and treasure that needs to be faithfully stewarded as a part of how we live our faith.
Since one of the themes for the Scripture readings this Sunday (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time) is God’s generosity towards us, it seems fitting, then to reflect on our responsibilities as stewards of those gifts placed in our care.
For this Catholic Photo Challenge, show us a photo or two of the things that you steward, be it a personal talent or treasure, or perhaps something you are responsible for as part of a job or other work that you do.
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Hello! Thanks for reading about Catholic Photo Challenge #5!
I called in the big guns for help on this new challenge. My dear friend Maria Johnson (begojohnson.com) has graciously agreed (OK, I twisted her arm live on Catholic Weekend) to guest post for this challenge. Thanks Maria! Continue reading
I was having a tough time coming up with a theme for this photo challenge when I ran across an article written by my bishop, Most Reverend Edward Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, in the latest issue of the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic, our diocesan magazine. Continue reading
Stained glass: Alfred Handel, d. 1946, photo:Toby Hudson
In honor of Father’s Day here in the US, I thought it might be fun to use the image of Christ as the Good Shepherd for Catholic Photo Challenge #3. Continue reading
The imagery of light and darkness found throughout Scripture is very powerful, as we see here in Isaiah 9:1:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone.” (Isaiah 9:1)
For the past 8 months or so, I’ve been participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge offered by dailypost.wordpress.com. I’ve really enjoyed it and I appreciate the creative challenge it brings to take new photos with a particular theme in mind.
Last week on the Catholic Weekend podcast over at SQPN.com, I mentioned doing a similar sort of challenge based on Catholic themes. The idea received some encouraging support, so here it is!
I bring you the first Catholic Photo Challenge! Continue reading