THE DECISION IS OURSUltimately, stewardship comes down to personal decisions about how each of us lives out our commitment to discipleship and how each of us will respond to God’s gifts based on our experience, self-knowledge and the call of God’s grace. There is the paradoxical truth, hallowed in the New Testament, that by giving ourselves to someone or something beyond ourselves, we discover our own best self: “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt 10:39). Living as Christian stewards should bring a deeper and greater joy, and confidence about being disciples. Though Christians have not seen Christ, they are assured, by a faith truly lived and generously practiced, the joy, the peace and the life that comes to those who dare to believe and trust in Christ, our Lord.
ICSC on Stewardship 2017
“In truth I say to you, whatever you did to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me”