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The Essentials of Stewardship- Time, Talent and Treasure
The practice of Stewardship is visible when faithful Catholics devote themselves to prayer, service and financial generosity with careful management of our God-given resources. They are all equally important in a Christian life that is fully lived. The practice of Stewardship calls us to use three important elements: Time, Talent and Treasure.
Time: In a world marked by hours, minutes, and even seconds divided into parts, time is considered a precious jewel. Our ‘jewel’, is prayer. Prayer is our connection with God. Through prayer we become spiritually prepared to use our gifts and talents in God’s service. We have to make a conscious effort to set aside time for prayer.
Talent: Service to one another can be both challenging and spiritually enriching. Service can be rejuvenating, allowing us to use talents that re dormant within us. By using our Talents for the good of others, we acknowledge the gifts God has bestowed upon us, and we build up the Kingdom of God.
Treasure: Jesus noted in the temple that the widow gave to the temple all that she had, while the Pharisee gave out of his excess. Giving proportionately in accord to one’s income adequately reflects God’s generosity. God’s generosity is constant. Planning consistent giving that is part of the family budget acknowledges God’s constant graces.