Let us take time to plan and make stewardship of time and talent a part of our lifestyle and stewardship of our financial resources a part of our budget.
Your first responsibility is to take care of your needs and the needs of your family - not necessarily all their wants. In looking at what we need versus what we want, we end up placing material things and money in their proper perspective.
“Everyone must give according to what he has inwardly decided; not sadly, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7)
All too often, stewardship is presented only with the Church support or the funding of other charities as the goal. This is too limiting. Stewardship also involves time and talent.
“For your heart will always be where your riches are.” (Matthew 6:21)