28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stewardship of God’s Gifts

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Today’s readings

It’s a matter of hanging on to things that have no permanence. Those who have wealth will find it extremely difficult to enter the kingdom of God. You see, brothers and sisters in Christ, being wealthy is nice, but it is a lousy substitute for the enduring riches of entering the kingdom of God. Today we reflect on stewardship. Stewardship is a recognition that we do not have anything that is not a gift to us. Even if we feel we have worked hard for the things we own, we Christians must recognize that our ability to work that hard is itself a gift. We came into this world with nothing, and that’s exactly how we’ll leave it. We should therefore grasp onto nothing that will distract us from living our faith and being good stewards of what we have been given. Let us instead grasp on the enduring riches of our faith, that faith which brings us to Jesus Christ, who alone can gift us with the kingdom of God.

At this point a speaker from our stewardship commission continued with a reflection on stewardship.