Stewardship Reflection

October 25, 2020

"Faith in Action Idea of the Week": Vote your Catholic conscience.

Today’s readings are all about the radical love of God for His people and the radical love we are called to live out in response. The stewardship way off life is nothing more and nothing less than the practical application of loving God and neighbor in our daily lives.

Jesus sums up the message of all the prophets, as well as the purpose of all God’s laws in today’s Gospel passage, from Matthew. It is a message we have likely grown up hearing – but it is so beautiful and so challenging, it bears repeating again and again. It is Christ’s response to a question about which commandment is greatest. His answer reveals both the greatest and the second greatest commandments.

He says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind… the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

How is the second like the first? What do the two commands have in common? Love.

Love God first and love neighbor as self. This is the heart of the stewardship way of life – simple enough for a child to understand, challenging enough to be the life’s work of every “grown-up.”


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