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(From the Stewardship Committee)
A Stewardship Message
During the past several weeks some parishioners have attended one of the stewardship campaign’s Cottage Meeting where we reflected on how we respond to God’s grace and generosity. Our discussions were based on Mark 10:17-31, “The Rich and the Kingdom of God.”
This scripture focuses on how one man asked Jesus “what must he do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus suggested that he sell everything he had, give to the poor and follow him. Jesus’ response left the man sad, because the man did not understand that his wealth and following the commandments did not necessarily mean he would enter the Kingdom of God. According to The Very Rev. Walter B.A. Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrews, Hawaii, the man did not realize that his wealth was temporal and that all he owned came from God. His focus was on his wealth and accomplishments but he was unable to recognize the need to share his gifts and show his gratitude for all that he owned.
As Christians, it is important for us to acknowledge that all we have, our life, freedom, gifts, talents, treasures, etc., comes from a gracious and generous God. It is also important for us to recognize God’s generosity in our personal lives and at Grace Church/Iglesia La Gracia. As good stewards, we can respond to God’s grace and generosity with gratitude and thanksgiving. Becoming fully integrated into the life and work of Grace Church/Iglesia La Gracia by offering our time, talents and treasures is a way for us to show our gratitude and thanksgiving to a generous God.
The Very Rev. Brownridge says our response to God’s grace and generosity can be accomplished by living our lives in the “Key of G”, which is to live each day in gratitude for all God has provided for us. At this season of Stewardship and Thanksgiving, let us remember to be good stewards and to live our lives in the “Key of G.”
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The Stewardship Committee