"We don't give to a need, we recognize that we've been blessed and thus we need to give." -Msgr. Tom Fryar.
Stewardship is the recognition that all that we have, our life, our time, our talent, and our treasure are gifts from God, and we need to respond to God's generosity by giving first things back to him. Tithing is an important part of the Christian life. We are a communal church and it is together that we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus shares with us the joy he has in a generous giver.
"And he sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the multitude putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, 'Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.'"
We invite you to discern how God may be calling you to take part in the communal work of the Church. Will you respond to God's generosity by being a good steward? We thank you, and may God bless you always.