The Word of God

Stewards of All Kinds


Reflection on Mass Reading for November 8, 2019

“What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your Stewardship because you can no longer be my steward.” We should ask God for wisdom on how to use the resources He gives us. He gives us resources like finances and time, talents in a culinary skill or musical ability, the spiritual gifts of encouragement or teaching, and we should commit ourselves to expending them according to His will so that He may be glorified. This is simply responsible stewardship. 

“I myself am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another.” We have been given much, and God desires us to use what He has given to further His Kingdom and proclaim His glory. It’s what we were created to do. We are living sacrifices, giving the things God has given us in service to others, and in that we actually find life. Be thankful for what you have. How can we nurture and develop these talents? Based on the clever and wiley steward in the Gospel, let’s take another, more noble route and consider the following: 1. Be creative. 2. Be innovative. 3. Think differently and positively. 4. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. 5. Face your past without regret. 6. Handle your present with confidence. 7. Prepare for the future without fear. “Whoever keeps the word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him.”

 

“In whatever way you can do so, according to the talents and gifts God has given you, you are to be salt, and light, and whatever part of the Body of Christ you were made to be. You need to tell us what’s going on with you so the rest of the Body (of which you are a part) can work together with you.”  Chris Manion 

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