Ordinary Time, 11th Sunday (B) Do you get rid of things you don't really need? Do you keep the things you really need? Every Sunday the Oconto Catholic Community deals with 12 steps, bathrooms in the basement, and no gathering space. Our church needs to be pruned. We can prune away the rotten parts while saving the things we really love.

What in your life needs pruning? Sometimes we need to prune away a hobby, ambitions, or even the cabin up north. God wants us to be prepared – not just for power outages and rainstorms – but for eternal life. If you want to give a good harvest at the end, you need to do some pruning now.

(17 Jun 2018)

Going Deeper: Find all your flashlights (or electric torches). Are they ready to use? Decide: 1) How many do you really need? 2) Where to keep each one 3) How to keep them in tip-top shape.


Send me an email with the subject "Flashlight" and you could win this classic Mini Mag-Lite. Entries are due by July 15. Must be 18 or older and a resident of the United States. Void where prohibited by law.