I was reading a book that focused on how unique we are – each and every one of us created by God to be different, to be special, in His image and likeness. When we were born, there was no other individual exactly like us. We will mature and develop skills and characteristics that will also be very unique. Whether they are as parents, business associates, teachers or tradesmen – we are all different.
When we consider Stewardship, we can also be very unique in the way we give of our Time, Talents and Treasures.
As a child, I remembered Stewards of our Church – each one helped the Church in his or her own way. My Aunt and her friends were cooking at least three days a week. Preparing for bake sales, funeral luncheons, wedding celebrations – a task that required hard work but it always seemed easier when they were working together. The one memory I have is that everyone was unique, and at times, a bit different, but everyone worked together with a common purpose and single goal – supporting their Church. Let us, as well, remember how different we are and appreciate the common goals we share.