As many of our congregations begin the campaign to ask for pledges and tithes, stewardship is omnipresent. As we dream about the possibilities in our churches, I often wonder about the possibilities in our larger world -- the stuff of church with a Big C. And then, I open the New York Times to discover people that are doing that tough work.
And isn't this priest just the cutest on the roof with his solar panels?
Why solar panels? Why care about the environment when there are so many other disasters and frustrations to plague our weighted human hearts?
Father Charles Morris replies: “We’re all part of God’s creation. If someone like me doesn’t speak about its care, who will? The changes we’ve made here, that’s a form of preaching.” And isn't that a joyful noise unto the Lord?
This is what good stewardship is all about. Amen. Amen. Amen.