After all, in order to be a disciple of Christ, we must give up our time to pray regularly, we must share our talents to help those around us, and we need to give of our financial resources.
God is constantly asking us for more and more of ourselves, and as Christians, we must “deny ourselves” and “take up our crosses.” And, let’s not even talk about the daily sufferings we endure through things such as health issues or family quarrels.
Is enduring all of these hardships really worth the trouble? What do we gain?
In return for our sacrifice, we receive the gift of our lives and a heavenly Father who loves us in spite of our sinfulness. All of our needs are met and, oftentimes, so are our wants. We are constantly granted graces and forgiven for all our sins when we repent. As a matter of fact, we receive everything from God.
Stewardship with Christ is the ultimate win-win relationship. He will always surpass our generosity. And, He will be generous and loving to us – even when we don’t deserve it.
So, if we get back even more than we give, what are we really sacrificing?