The focus of the RSVP campaign this week is giving. Financial support given in gratitude of God’s shared treasure is part of stewardship. By giving the fruit fruits of our financial gifts, we make an immense positive impact on the spiritual aspect of our lives individually and as parishioners. Of course, financial support is also the means by which we maintain the Parish, School, and outreach programming.
Why do we give? We need to give our money to individuals and families in need, to the church, and to other worthwhile charitable organizations because giving money is good for the soul and because we need to thank God for all He gives us.
How much do we have to give? Surprisingly, from a stewardship perspective, we don’t have to give anything. The better question is, “How much do we want to give?” Stewardship is not minimum giving, it is maximum giving. A Biblical tithe is 10%; however, using prayerful discernment, all should give as much as they can, as often as they can, in a sacrificial way to build up the Body of Christ.
At St. Thomas, we practice Stewardship as a Way of Life. Financial support given in gratitude of God’s shared treasure is part of stewardship. We Give.