Each one of us has been bestowed with many gifts from the Lord: the gifts of our unique talents, the gifts of our time here on earth and material gifts, as well. Jesus has asked us all to be good stewards of these gifts – to use them to help build up His Kingdom on Earth and to provide for others who are less fortunate. As Christian stewards, we are asked to use our time and talents to advance the ministry of the Church and to donate a portion of our treasure for the Lord’s work.
Dear Lord, teach me to be generous,
Teach me to serve you as you deserve,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wound,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labor and not to seek reward,
Save that of knowing that I do your will.
--St. Ignatius Loyola