Stewardship Is Good For You!
“Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Stewardship extends beyond our sharing of monetary gifts. As Catholic Christians we are called to share our many gifts and talents which have been gifted from God. Over the past several months this column has been sharing the beautiful ways that our fellow parishioners have chosen to share their many gifts and talents as well as a disclosure of financial sharing.
In our efforts to find Spiritual Fitness we are all called to serve in the name of our Lord, Jesus. If you are still searching for a good fit, please continue to read this column for more examples of the beautiful work that is occurring in our community and read on for ways this service may be personally good for you as well.
These interesting but not necessarily scientific findings, published on the Christians Today website, may urge you to action:
- Volunteers report a greater sense of purpose.
- Volunteers report a higher rate of life satisfaction.
- Volunteers have a lower mortality rate than those who do not volunteer.
- Adults over 65 found that volunteering has a positive effect, both physical and emotional, as it provides a sense of accomplishment.
- Volunteers report a decrease in depression and an increase in health and functionality.
If you are called to serve in any ministry, contact Katie Metzger at 408-997-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.