With Lent less than a week away, from the Church and personal perspective, we have been provided with a time of preparation. As with most things, we can’t jump right in – it has to be a bit slower so that we adjust and make the necessary changes. This is the same with Stewardship – especially, if we consider the 5 Sundays of preparation right before the beginning of Great Lent. The themes are… desire, humility, return, judgment and forgiveness. Think about these in terms of Stewardship; Do we have the desire to become a Steward of our parish and make a difference? Are we humble in our approach to almsgiving? Do we return to God, our Father, and provide the first and best of what we have? Do we realize we will be judged based on what we do with God’s blessings? And last, if we haven’t done a great job, do we ask for forgiveness and the opportunity to try again and do better?
I pray that you will have a blessed Great Lent – a time where change can be realized with the opportunity to become a Steward or increase your Stewardship, to support the many ministries your Church provides!