Sunday, 22 May 2011
Gifts of all sizes
Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” Mark 4:30 – 32
Have you noticed that even small gifts of your talent and resources go such a long way ? This is true in both your daily life and your church life (understandably the two quite often intersect). Time to help set up or organize an event or donations, loose change offering on Sunday, assisting with EYC or Sunday morning Christian education, selling Lobster Boil tickets, matching or raising your annual pledge despite financial hardships all around or greeting parishioners and newcomers at services are all examples of fine stewardship. Continue to plant your mustard seeds and observe the many birds perching...