Many verses in the Bible and reflection from the Holy Fathers clearly focus on the fact that we will be judged by how we use the gifts that God has given us. Stewardship is not limited to the financial aspect, the grounds, the buildings that encompass the Church property but all of the gifts that one has. It is a good Steward’s responsibility to care for everything that he or she has since it was provided by God to be used for His work.
This is why, as Orthodox Christians, we must consider Stewardship as spiritual and focus on our Time, Talents and Treasures.
2 Corinthians 9:6
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Suddenly the Judge will come and the deeds of each will be revealed, but with fear, we cry out in the middle of the night, Holy, Holy , Holy art though O’ God, through the Theotokos have mercy on us
As we reflect on our commitment to God and the Church, let us consider how we use our gifts so that we can make a good account before the Dread Judgment Seat of Christ.