With the holiday season soon upon us, this is an exciting time for children and a wonderful opportunity to include Stewardship in discussions with them. Whether they are in primary schools or on their way to college, it is important to provide them with an understanding of Stewardship as well as to set an example as parents. The greatest benefit is that as they grow older, the ministry of Stewardship will be a constant in their lives and as they understand that everything they have is provided through God’s grace (even the oxygen they breathe) – it is important that they give of their Time, Talents and Treasures. This is a requirement from God and a necessity for our salvation. As you plan your family calendar and activities, Stewardship should be included as well. Consider:
- Projects within your parish
- Community events that help the poor
- Soup kitchens that feed the hungry
- Shopping for a food pantry or delivering a Thanksgiving meal to a family
- Toys for Tots programs
As we progress in our faith, we are all called to “imitate Christ” through our actions What a blessing to serve and help others during this time of the year.