Stewardship is not simply making donations or taking care of the building and grounds. It is a spirituality—hence a way of life—made of four parts:
Receiving the gifts of God with gratitude
Cultivating them responsibly
Sharing them lovingly in justice with others
Standing before the Lord in a spirit of accountability
It is up to you to determine how you will live out this stewardship way of life. You will not be alone, however. Millions of fellow Catholics are traveling together with you.
The Gifts of God
Think of God’s gifts in broader terms, not simply the material goods or security you may enjoy. These are gifts, too:
Your faith, hope, love, and joy
Your family love and relationships with others
Your intelligence, talents, and skills
Your imagination, compassion, and vision
Creation in all its splendor
Our Catholic tradition teaches us that with so many blessings come great challenges. At all times in our lives, we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to share what we have been given.