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"Stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the Child of God and God's family, the Church, in managing all of life and life's resources for God's purposes."
-- Stewardlife, The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod.
You Become What You Love
I believe in the gifts of God and feel gratitude for all I have been given.
These gifts are not mine to have, but mine to share.
When they are shared, my gifts will make a difference for others.
And I believe the act of giving is more important than the gift itself.
I will make giving a priority.
I will give to others because so much of what I have comes from others.
I will give of who I am, what I do, and what I have.
To my family, faith, and community, I will give myself.
As Christ gave so much for so many, so I will give to you.
And will be thankful for the opportunity to give.
Used by Permission of the Stewardship Committee of the Basilca of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, Minn.
"Anyone -- regardless of their net worth --
who believes that they must be rich, that more is always better,
is a self-condemned prisoner of the 'golden ghetto.'"
-- Jessie H. O'Neill
The appeal of C.S. Lewis' writings continues to be the way in which he combines reason and imagination. He argued that "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."
Whether in the realm of reason or imagination, in personal or public life, Lewis maintained, "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risenۂ--not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
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