People who practice stewardship may speak of their “stewardship journey,” which is the parallel of their “faith journey.” Like the disciples in the Gospels, in a sense, we are always on the road to Emmaus. For the disciples, in order to see and know Jesus, they had to be on the journey, and be part of the “breaking of the bread.”
Although we may not see the Lord in the same way that the two disciples on the road to Emmaus did, we can meet Him in the Breaking of the Bread — the Eucharist. It is there that we encounter Him, after we have heard His revelation in Scripture read and preached.
It is an expression of His love that God takes the lead. He comes to meet us — both through Holy Scripture and in His presence in the Mass. However, we have to be there to meet Him. That involves our use of that important facet of stewardship — time.
As is the case with anyone with whom we want to be friends, it takes a commitment of time to be available. Isn’t it a worthwhile investment of our time to have contact with God? Beginning with an hour or so for Sunday Mass, we can then add some weekday celebrations, then maybe devotional Bible reading, or the Rosary, or Adoration. Stewardship means many things, but one of the main ones is finding this time to be with God.