Give Graciously.

All comes from you O God, and of your own have we given you.

 

Episcopalians know these words perhaps better than any others in worship. Saying them together each Sunday, as we place our gifts on the altar, we remember and celebrate that all our giving springs forth from God’s giving.

Stewardship is what we do with the portion of God’s abundance that we have influence over. The hours in our day, the energy from our food, the mind and hands and education we’ve been given and the wealth we have inherited or worked to produce: these we direct in the world to help God’s will be done and God’s way to come.