Christian Stewardship is not a new concept in our Christian tradition.  The New Testament gives us the greatest example of Stewardship through His parable: "Master, you gave me five talents.  See I have made five more" Matthew 25:20-21.

When we understand the concept of Stewardship, we know that everyone of us has gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.  We are called to share what the Father has given us out of love and thanksgiving, not out of fear and guilt.  

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