Today is the first day of the Ecclesiastical New Year – a time for new beginnings. Our focus is on the return to school, fall activities, preparation for the Advent season and our Stewardship commitment. This year, we will consider Stewardship as a Way of Life. Every day, we have so many choices to make. What time we get up in the morning? Where should we buy our cup of coffee? What time should we leave for work or school? However, with these choices, we also need to think about whether they help us live “Christ like” and prepare for our Salvation daily. Do we get up a little earlier to say our prayers and read Scriptures? Do we make our coffee at home and donate the difference to the Church? Do we rush out the door because we are late or do we take the time to speak with our family and say “I love you?” Little changes make a big difference and help us stay focused.
May God bless you and guide you during this new year.