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
10/7/2017 6:08:00 PM
   
Oct. 7 - 8, 2017

"And Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.'" - John 8:11

The question of blame has all but taken over our conversation.  If I get sick, what did I do to cause it?  If there is a deficit, what did I do to make it happen?   What would life be like if we lived beyond and without blame?  First of all, our days would be happier.  We would lean forward rather than back into our loss and resentments.  Secondly, we would blame fewer victims.  Finally, we would live like Jesus, who knew only how to love and lead and seemed to have missed the course in blame and condemnation. Jesus says something different.  "Neither do I blame you."  Living without blame means we can also live without revenge . . . and share a piece of bread together, every now and then, under the most difficult of circumstances.

Prayer:  O God, teach us to let the blame game be exterminated to live without blame and regret.  Amen

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate