Here are my thoughts for the “Back Page” of the bulletin at Fishkill United Methodist Church for this coming Sunday, November 24, 2019, Christ the King Sunday (Year C). Services start at 10:15 and everyone is welcome to attend. If you feel up to it, come around 9:15 and practice with the choir.
For the record, I have probably written more on the idea of stewardship these past four weeks than I have in the previous twenty years. This is due, in part, because I haven’t had to write on the topic, and in part because, as Pastor Micah noted a couple of weeks ago, it is not a popular topic.
In a “perfect” world, we would not need to address the topic because it would be second nature to us. But we do not live in such a “perfect” world and by our proclamation as Christians and as United Methodists, we must find ways to strive for such perfection.
Stewardship takes on many forms, from caring for this world on which we live to caring for those who live on this planet, no matter who they are or what they believe. Stewardship, in its many forms, is one of the many ways that we can express our faith.
So, for a brief period of time each year, we focus on how we shall be good stewards of this place on which we live and the people with whom we share this place.
~~ Tony Mitchell