Stewardship: Time, Talents and Treasures
In the Gospel of Saint , Jesus instructs us,
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal….” Matthew 6:19
Often in life, we pursue and collect those things that do not last. We must ask, “One hundred years from now, where will our possessions be?” Our greatest blessing is our family. As Orthodox Christians, we are called to be stewards of this great gift. If we are faithful to this calling, perhaps our Lord will say to us as he did to the faithful steward,
“Well done good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23
Christian Stewardship is...
Learning how to be a responsible and concerned caretaker of Christ’s Church; it is learning how to enjoy Church life and be happy in Church work, for in Her dwells the fullness of the Spirit of God.
Our active commitment to use all our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgment of Christ’s redeeming love.
Caring for the needs of others.
Offering one’s self to God as He offered Himself to us.
What a person does after saying "I believe", as proof of that belief.
Devotion and service to God and His Church as persons, as families, as diocese/metropolis, as national Church and as Church universal.
Additional information on our Orthodox understanding of the importance of stewardship in our spiritual life can be found at the above link.
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