The Christian Steward

Father Dennis Noon
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

            In the lives of disciples, something else must come before the practice of stewardship. They need a flash of insight – a certain way of seeing – by which they view the world and their relationship to it in a fresh new light. “The world is charged with the grandeur of God,” Gerald Manley Hopkins exclaims; more than anything else, it may be the grandeur in all that is, that sets people on the path of Christian stewardship – “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God” (1Cor.10:31). What is it that makes people grateful for God’s gifts – to see life in a whole new way:

- for some it is a recovery from illness

- for others the birth of a baby or the death of a loved one

- others see God’s generous gifts in the beauty of the world that surrounds us, from the smallest flower to the grandest mountain

- some find it in the vastness of the universe; the power in the stars; the emptiness of the black void

Christian Stewardship helps me contact my gratefulness for what God has created with my question about why I am here – to be the good steward of God’s gifts, cultivate them for the Kingdom and share them with others.