Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
In this parable about sinners being gathered up and destroyed, Christians tend to see others as the sinners. We tend to forget we are sinners, made righteous by Jesus’ action. And, we tend to forget we are freed from sin, not for our benefit alone, but to benefit the greater good – society.
Stewardship in our community
If this parable is about being made righteous by Jesus, there must be hope for a redeeming of all sinners (not just us). Now, freed from sin, we can see how we are freed to improve society by our actions.
Stewardship in practice
In the song; A Little Good News, Anne Murray sings about how she wishes there would be this headline in the newspaper; “Not much to print today, can’t find nothing bad to say.” Hmm, maybe those of us freed from sin could freely sing a later verse: about “how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care.” Maybe, we might actually do something to make it a reality. Then, we just might “shine like the sun in (God’s) kingdom” (verse 43).