God does not answer our prayers merely because we continuously ask and plead for solutions to our earthly needs. Often our asking is answered by a call from God instead. Jesus calls us as disciples, to a new way of life of which stewardship is a part. Jesus does not call us as nameless people in a faceless crowd. He calls us individually by name. Each one of us, clergy, religious, lay person; married, single; adult, child, has a personal vocation.
The challenge then, is to understand our role, our vocation, and respond generously to this call from God. God intends each one of us to play a unique role in carrying out the divine plan, “Amen I say to you, whatever you did for the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (MT26:40)