CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP FROM SUNDAYS READINGS
It would seem appropriate on this Most Holy Trinity Sunday that we focus on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in light of a stewardship way of life. Stewardship has been defined as “the grateful and responsible use of God’s gifts in the light of God’s purpose as revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to conscious, purposeful decisions.”
In other words, just as the Blessed Trinity is no accident, neither is stewardship. It is our response to God’s gifts. Furthermore, it involves us making “conscious and purposeful” decisions about how we will live our lives, and how we will use the many gifts we have received to serve God and to serve God’s purposes.
In today’s Gospel from John, the Lord proclaims that the Holy Spirit will “guide you to all truth.” Stewardship is truth; it is the way we are called to see our lives and to live our lives. It is a God-centered way of living. Catholic Christian stewardship is using the gifts God has given us, to do the work God has called us to do. One of the primary objectives of our lives is to discern and carry out God’s purpose for us. What is our personal mission? Do you hear God’s call to be truer within your faith and beliefs?
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