FRIDAY OF THE THIRTY-THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
-From a Summary of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
Obstacles to Stewardship
As Catholics who have entered into the mainstream of American society and experienced its advantages, many of us also have been adversely influenced by this secular culture. We know what it is to struggle against selfishness and greed, and we realize that it is harder for many today to accept the challenge of being a Christian steward.
A Steward’s Way
The life of a Christian steward models the life of Jesus… Women and men who seek to live as stewards learn that all things work for good for those who love God. (Romans 8:28) After Jesus, we look to Mary as an ideal steward. As the Mother of Christ, she lived his ministry in a spirit of fidelity and service; she responded generously to the call. We must ask ourselves: Do we wish to be disciples of Jesus Christ and Christian stewards of our world and our Church? Are we good stewards of the gifts we possess? God gives us this divine-human workshop, the world and the Church.
Father Bill +