As Disciples We Are All Called to Stewardship

09-28-2014Weekly Reflection

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
—Matthew 5:14-16

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.
—1 Peter 4:10

Who is a Christian Disciple?
Through our baptism, we are all Christian disciples invited to answer Jesus' call to "Come and follow me."

Our Call to Self-giving
Just as Jesus in obedience to his Father offered his whole self for our salvation, we are called as his disciples to make this same selfgift in the service of others and in thanksgiving to God.

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How can I repay the Lord for all the good done for me? Psalm 116:12

09-21-2014Weekly ReflectionFr. Tim Christy

Dear Parish Family,

Each of us has been abundantly blessed by God the Father with our own unique gifts and talents. When we prayerfully identify our God-given gifts, and then strive to cultivate and share them with others, we glorify the Lord by our lives and become a glowing witness for Christ in the world.

"Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:14-16

Just as God the Father pours himself out for the Son and the Son back to the Father, each of us, created in God's image, has a deep inner desire to share what we have with others. It's how we're made!

There are many active groups, programs, and ministries here at St. Magdalen's that offer you the opportunity to share your time, talent and treasure in the service of others. This is the stewardship way of life and a concrete way to answer Jesus' call to "Come and follow me."

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