The great feast of Easter has begun, Christian stewards. Let us rejoice and be glad! Just as we embraced the discipline and fasting of Lent, let us fully embrace the joy and feasting that the next 50 days offer. We are called to be good stewards of the Easter season.
Our first reading, from Acts, gives instruction on how to do this. Here, St. Peter says that our Lord,
“commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead… that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”
“Boldly and joyfully embracing a stewardship way of life…”
How do we ordinary people preach and testify to all the God has done?
By the way we live our ordinary lives — through the intentional use of our time, talents and treasure for the kingdom of God. Putting God and others ahead of ourselves in every aspect of our lives is the most eloquent preaching we can do. Boldly and joyfully embracing a stewardship way of life is our most powerful testimony.
What will our response be?
As Christian stewards, we are the modern-day witnesses of an incredible miracle prompted by unfathomable love — the death and Resurrection of our Savior for us.
Let us rejoice and be glad and let’s make sure our lives are a testimony to this amazing grace!
— Stewardship Reflections by Catholic Stewardship Consultants