Stewardship - Practicing Stewardship

posted Feb 3, 2012, 9:17 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Putting God first in our lives by practicing stewardship deepens our faith in a way that we never dreamed possible. Individuals and families who practice stewardship struggle as all of us do: to make a living, to juggle income with expenses and to respond to the increasing demands placed on our time and talent. But the commitment to be good stewards makes all the difference. By cultivating a spirit of gratitude, instead of resentment, and by practicing generosity instead of measuring out exactly what is owed to them, good stewards experience a freedom from want and care that is truly liberating. By letting go of their dependence on the things of this world, they receive back a hundredfold from a provident and loving God. - Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver