For the love of stewardship: a valentine’s day reflection

By Julia Williams
JACKSON – Stewardship is about love, and love is about stewardship. It is about loving your neighbor, loving your enemy and loving God. Stewardship is about how we live our lives and make our choices.

Love, as an expression of stewardship, means that we consider all of God’s abundant gifts and how we can make best use of these gifts so that we can love our neighbor, so that we can return our thanks and praise to God, and so that we can do every little thing with great love.

The word ‘love’ appears more than 500 times in the Bible. Clearly this idea of loving is important for us as Christian Catholics, and the Lord makes it eminently obvious that love of one another needs to be at the center of our way of life.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16

O my God, I love Thee above all things with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon for all whom I have injured. Amen.

Excerpts: SOLI, Stewardship of Life Institute,