Week of September 4
“Every one of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33
When we first hear this statement, it seems that Jesus is making an unrealistic demand upon us. How can we renounce all of our possessions? We need them to live. However, what we must renounce is the belief that they belong to us. Everything that we have belongs to God alone. All of our resources are entrusted to us not only for our own use, but also so that we can help others. Once we renounce the idea that we possess or are entitled to anything, it is much easier to share the many gifts that God has given us. Then we truly understand Stewardship and become His Disciples
Weekly reflections on Stewardship and our Way of Life with God and others.
St. Patrick Church
86 Cooper St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096