In the area of time and talent, many individuals commit a certain number of hours each week to prayer and charitable activities.
“What shall I return to the Lord for all the Lord has given to me?” (Psalms 116:12)
In the area of treasure, some Christians choose the biblical norm of giving 10 percent of their treasure. Some, because of circumstances, give more than that. Others might start at two, three or four percent, and work upward.
Stewardship opens an avenue of thought that allows us to give without always questioning what we will get in return.
Every one of us is talented in some way. Stewardship encourages us to use any talent we have to benefit an individual, the Church or the community.
Jesus asks us to demonstrate our love for Him through our generosity to others. In our everyday lives, He calls us to share our gifts of time, talent and treasure with others.