In today’s second reading Saint Paul says, “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. Now the body is not a single part, but many . . . . You are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27).
Stewardship is an effort that goes in multiple directions. We all make up the Body of Christ, and are called to share what we have with others in various ways. So what do we do, and how do we do it?
Our current message series focuses on spiritual life hacks, a concept we can easily apply to our efforts to share our time, talent, and treasure with others, both to help ourselves accomplish this, and pay it forward.
Life hacks to help us as stewards include setting aside quiet time to pray to the Lord for his guidance, exploring a simple way, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, to help out at a Mass or parish function, and looking for ways to contribute to a charity, whether related to the parish, diocese, or beyond.
There are also more life hacks we can do for others, like taking a moment to greet your neighbors, or someone who happens to pass by your house when you’re outside. You could also bake goods or read to someone who is recovering from an illness. Or, the next time someone asks you for money, give them a few dollars, offer to buy them something to eat, or donate to a clothes drive.
Let us then move forward confidently, because we can continue to grow as God’s stewards in countless ways, with easy life hacks to help us help ourselves and others.
--Jim Wollak, Parishioner
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