Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Thoughts on Stewardship


• When we are baptized into the body of Christ, we commit to become His heart and hands and feet, guided by the Holy Spirit.

• Lord, mold me, make me, use me to further your kingdom on earth.

• “This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.” Is the light of Christ shining through you in thought, word and deed?

• We are told to “cast our bread upon the waters” --- not the crumbs. One can start working toward proportional giving by starting with 2% - 5% of income ---and making that the first check we write each week.

“He who observes the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” - Ecclesiastes
Are we too cautious as servants of the Lord?

• Each one of us can do at least one thing to help dispel the darkness of the world. Contact your Outreach Committee for ideas.

• The Millennium Goals giving of .7 percent of income for individuals, parishes and dioceses is sacrificial and intended to be in addition to our giving for our parish ministry and other charities.

The righteous will ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you or naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly I say to you, as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” – Matthew

• Replace the Attitude with Gratitude.

08/22/07 GS

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