Stewardship is the realization that everything we have is a gift on loan to us and then sharing these loaned gifts to others to build up the kingdom of God. These loaned gifts can be grouped under three main areas:
- T – Time
- T – Talent
- T – Treasure
These three T’s are gifts loaned to us, not given to us outright. For example, the money we “have” is really a gift from God loaned or entrusted to us. It is really not our own. The same with our “time” and talents” – we are expected to share these gifts on loan to us to fulfill God’s plan for us on earth.
A healthy spiritually based parish is anchored on the idea that we are called to share our time, talents, and treasure to build up our parish community. If we do this, we are only sharing what the Lord has loaned to us in the first place. “Well done good and faithful servant” refers to the talents the Master gave to his servants, asking them to use them for good purpose.
Santa Maria Goretti relies on each parishioner sharing those valuable loaned gifts of time, talent, and treasure. This is our call.