Stewardship

She Hath Done What She Couldn’t

One of the big automobile manufacturers recently built a massive advertising campaign around the simple theme of “getting down to basics.” You may recall hearing it on TV or Radio: “When people get down to basics, they come over to our car” (or words to that effect). Today’s Gospel Lesson-like all Gospel Lessons, really-is built …

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Stewards Of The Feast Of Life

A man named John Pettigrew was one of the volunteer workers in the highly organized Stewardship Campaign of a large midwestern Church. Being a highly disciplined person, John Pettigrew meticulously carried out his responsibility. He visited each family that had been assigned to him, without exception, calling back several times if necessary if no one …

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That’s The Spirit!

A mother receives a birthday card made with all the love and devotion her little six-year-old son could put into it. It is smudged with crayon marks and glue. On the front there is a drawing of mom that makes her look forty pounds heavier than she is. If she judges only from outward appearances, …

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Is Your Heart In It?

A life insurance salesman visited a woman who had been recently widowed. For thirty five years her late husband had sacrificed much in order to maintain a substantial life insurance policy. “Your husband often told me how determined he was to see that you would be well-provided for after he was gone,” the salesman said. …

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Thou Shalt Not Wilt

The magic moment had arrived for a young man about to be married. He stood before the clergyman projecting a classic image of the nervous bridegroom: little beads of perspiration forming at the temples, a bit weak in the knees, hands trembling slightly, mouth dry. And when he heard the crucial words, “Wilt thou, Henry, …

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The Lucky Ones

A certain pastor went into the pulpit one Sunday morning and said to the congregation: “I have been informed that I am to become the pastor of another congregation. The same Jesus who led me to this Church is now leading me to another. Whereupon the choir rose and began singing, “What a friend we …

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Give, Give, Give!

In a second grade religion class, a little girl wrote a letter to God in which she asked… ARE YOU RICH OR JUST FAMOUS? Perhaps that little girl’s question was inspired by the television show called “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” which portrayed the “good life” in terms of ornate mansions, fancy clothes, expensive …

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Straight From The Heart!

An elderly man bought a lottery ticket and gave it to his wife for safe-keeping. When the winning numbers were announced, she was the first to know that he had won two million dollars. But she decided not to tell him immediately since he had a bad heart and she feared he might drop dead …

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Opportunities For Usefulness

Several months ago, in a large New Jersey parish, the following note was slipped into the Sunday morning collection basket: Dear Pastor, In response to your recent sermon about Church support, I wish to inform you that the present condition of my bank account makes it almost impossible for this middle-aged man to be of …

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Has It Gone Through You?

According to one of author Ernest Hemingway’s biographers, on the first day of each new year Hemingway gave away some of his most treasured possessions. And when people asked him why he did this, he would answer, “If I can give them away, then I own them. But if I can’t give them away, they …

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