Certain Scripture passages call up memories of people and events in our lives. Reading Romans 12:9-13 may remind us of being taught to share what we have with others who have little.
The stewardship and hospitality shown by our family and friends when we were young were extensions of their faith and served to shape our own. Our feelings today about the role of money and the other valuable resources in our lives are intimately connected to what we were taught or shown in the past by our parents, families, partners and friends. Looking back can help us determine how we have come to certain conclusions about our money and how that relates to our relationship with God.
We can weave an important connection between our individual stories as women of faith and those of the community as a whole. Looking back at our history and the Scriptures that guide us can give us better insight into how our acts of stewardship can help solve current needs in our society.
This message was adapted from the “Grace-Full Living” resource available for download from Women of the ELCA’s website.
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