Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

In times of turmoil and uncertainty, we as Christian Stewards have an increased responsibility to serve and sacrifice for the needs of others. Social distancing is a sacrifice in itself for many of us, however it is necessary to protect the most vulnerable. Stewardship might look like sharing a roll of toilet paper or picking up a prescription or groceries for an elderly neighbor. It continues to be our responsibility to contribute to our parish even when there is no Holy Mass to attend in person. If online giving is not an option at your parish, you can always drop a check in the mail to your parish.
When times are tough, when faced with adversity, or when everything in life is wonderful … who should we turn to? Our Savior, of course! Trusting God in every situation is a fundamental component of Stewardship. Stewardship starts with spending time in prayer, sharing talents through service to others, and being generous with our financial contributions. This sounds simple enough, but as we all know, it takes a lot of trust in God to achieve.
As good stewards, we should decrease our dependence on “me” and increase our trust in God. A good Christian steward realizes things don’t always go according to our plans or follow our schedule. We are called to trust God always in everything we do. His plans will never fail us.
The Bible reminds us to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not” Proverbs 3:5. Stewardship is trusting that our generous God will always provide for our needs.
— Shannon Roh is the Executive Director of the Office of Development and Stewardship for the Archdiocese of Mobile.

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