When we think of “giving” we often think of money. I drop my envelope in the collection basket. I write a check. I make a “donation” to the church.
True enough. God does call each of us to give back to him something of the “treasure” he has given to each of us.
However, your “treasure” is far greater than the sum of your financial assets. “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1Pt 4:10).
God made you a steward and has given you unique talents and abilities. He calls you to use your talents and abilities to serve him and his church.
Whatever time we have on this earth is a gift from God, and God calls us to use it wisely in every daily activity. We need to “budget” our time in order to make time to fulfill God’s plan.
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a small matter, I will put you in charge of larger affairs; enter into the joy of your master.’” (Mt 25:21).
We thank you for your generosity to the Church. Through your prayers and donations, the work of God continues in our Eparchy of Parma, and beyond.