Stewardship Reflection

Today’s readings challenge the modern-day disciple to imitate more fully both the actions and attitudes of Christ.  This is, after all, the point of our stewardship way of life. 

     St Paul encapsulates the actions and attitudes we must strive for in the Second Reading, from the Letter to the Philippians.  “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others.”  In other words, Paul continues, “Have in you the sameattitude that is also in Christ Jesus.”  Whether we are at work or school or within our own homes, our actions should be focused on others first in imitation of Christ, Who is always perfectly focused on others. 

     We are called to a high and holy standard – living as Christ’s disciples every day and with every person the Lord places in our path.  But we can move towards this goal in “baby steps.”  We can even take a step backward from time to time because our Father is merciful and kind.  What matters is that we keep baby-stepping along, assured of the grace we need to more closely imitate the actions and attitudes of Christ.  This is the beauty of the stewardship way of life.    

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