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What is Stewardship?

8Mar

Stewardship is rooted in gratitude.

It is a way of living one’s life, based in one’s sense of radical gratitude to God, creator of all things. Out of the desire to demonstrate our thankfulness to God, we reach out in caring and love to share the gifts we have been given with others. We live as stewards because we must. As St. Theresa of Avila notes, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which He is to go about doing good; yours are the hands with which He is to bless people now.”

Traditionally stewardship has been thought of as giving of Time, Talent, and Treasure. At St. Patrick, stewardship is lived in a different way: the action of Giving, the action of Praying, and the action of Serving. Together, we call these “GPS.” An electronic GPS helps navigate a journey toward a destination. In the same sense, the Stewardship GPS guides the Christian along the journey to God.

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