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In One Sentence, Make the Impossible Possible

Remember the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Your Will or Living Trust

What if all you had to do to ensure our organization can be successful for years to come is to write a simple sentence? Sound impossible?

Securing the future of those we serve really is as simple as one sentence. By including a gift to the Diocese of Baton Rouge in your will, you can support our mission tomorrow without giving away any of your assets today.

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Our Strength and Our Help

“Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: I will sing to the Lord, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea. My strength and my refuge is the Lord, and he has become my savior. This is my God, I praise him; the God of my father, I extol him. The Lord is a warrior, Lord is his name! Pharaoh’s chariots and army he hurled into the sea; the elite of his officers were drowned in the Red Sea. The flood waters covered them, they sank into the depths like a stone. Your right hand, O Lord, magnificent in power, your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy. You brought them in, you planted them on the mountain that is your own—the place you made the base of your throne, Lord, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established. May the Lord reign forever and ever!”

“My strength and my refuge is the Lord.” Spellcheck programs want us to change the verb “is” to “are.” After all, “strength” and “refuge” are distinctive terms, separate, and worthy of being seen as plural when combined. Right? No, Moses connected the two. God was Moses’ strength, providing him the ability to lead the children of Israel up to and through the Red Sea. God was also Moses’ refuge, protecting the nation as they passed through, though the Sea then captured the army of Pharaoh. God was both strength and refuge, just as Jesus is Lord and Savior, Redeemer and Friend, Son of God and Son of Man. God alone is worthy of our worship.

 

This devotional article is taken from the Total Stewardship curriculum of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, one of dozens of devotional pieces that support resources designed for the Stewardship of Prayer, the Stewardship of Ministry, and the Stewardship of Finance. The material purposefully aligns with the annual Catholic liturgy, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal and the Revised Edition of the New American Bible. We invite you to contact us for more information concerning ways the Total Stewardship curriculum might be used to serve your parish and your parishioners.

Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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