We are all familiar with the Computers for Dummies type of book that you find everywhere. Computers for Dummies was evidently the first in the line of these types of books, because most people were overwhelmed by the technology of a computer when computers first came out. I even picked up Sudoku for Dummies because I wanted to get in on all of the fun I saw people having with Sudoku. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even solve the easy sample puzzle, and gave up on the book.
Sometimes, I think we might feel overwhelmed by practicing our Faith. We believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but how do we really put that into practice? Or, we may just think of ourselves as being very inadequate when it comes to knowing and practicing our Faith, and we don’t even know how or where we should begin to practice our Faith.Eventually, the laziness or the rationalizations of not being as good a Catholic as we ought to be gets to us. We truly want to change for the better. So how do we do it? We could turn to “Stewardship for Dummies” for the answer. There is no book by that title, but living stewardship as a way of life is very simple.
Stewardship simply means to acknowledge God as first in our lives. It means to come to the realization that everything I have is a gift from God. It means that we make an annual commitment to give back to God from all that He has given us. And we do that by giving back to God our prayer time, our talents for helping others, and from our financial resources.