St. Stephen
Catholic
Church

Location

1101 Keaveny Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597
USA

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon -Fri: 7:30 am
Holy Days as announced

Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30 pm

Reflections

From The Office of Faith Formation
8/5/2017 4:44:54 PM
   
Aug. 5 - 7, 2017

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Sometimes, I struggle to believe in my own worthiness. I see my flaws and I reason that I'm undeserving of any good because of my bad .Am I really worthy of love and care when I don't always return every call or every favor? Am I really worthy of my laughter when I've caused others tears and sadness? Am I really worthy of spiritual redemption when I've had so many missteps in the process of finding it? Who am I to question my worthiness when I've already been declared worthy by God? Before I took my first breath, God loved who I was, who I am, and who I will become. God's call for me is to embrace a spiritually abundant life, despite my shortcomings. Thankfully, my worthiness isn't something I get to decide. Worth isn't some kind of currency exchange of good or bad deeds, where I can try to make up for the things I wasn't or perhaps will never be. Heaven already thought I was worth saving. Thank God that makes me worthy enough.

Prayer:  When I question my worth, I'm thankful that through Jesus Christ, I've already been given my answer.

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate