When it comes to being a faithful Catholic steward, sometimes it seems as if there are more questions than answers. It is difficult to be a praying and thinking Catholic without thinking of questions for which there seem to be no answers.
Yet, asking questions, especially questions of ourselves, may not be all bad. As we reflect upon stewardship and how we live it out in our own lives, we may want to ask ourselves some of these questions.
1. What resources, talents, and abilities has God given me? Do I use them in service to others? How might I take the next step to become a more effective steward?
2. What qualities in the life of Jesus provide a model for living and an example of good stewardship? How might they compare to my own life and experience?
3. If I am to work to be an effective Christian steward, with the help of God’s grace, what will it cost me in terms of personal sacrifice and hardship? Am I willing to take the next step?
4. How am I reaching out to invite others to recognize their gifts? What opportunities do I provide for them to employ those gifts for the good of the community?