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Is Giving One of Your Resolutions This Year?

 

Here Are 5 Guidelines to Help You Reach Your Goals

The start of a new year often brings with it a list of goals people would like to accomplish in the coming twelve months. Such a list can include a desire to be more charitable, to volunteer more, or even to learn a new skill.

If you have resolved to be more generous this year, here are five guidelines to help you reach your goals.

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And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website: http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

Such Good Advice

“Just tell us what you think is most important. Something from your experience. That’s what the kids want to hear. It’s what they need to hear.” A faculty spokesman was delighted to have secured a noted and successful entrepreneur to speak to the graduating class. Not only was she available, but she’d just released a new self-help bestseller. An ideal choice, she would surely have great advice. The writer of Hebrews did, too: Love. Be hospitable. Care for the needy. Be faithful. Handle your money well, and learn the value of contentment. Depend on the Lord, and look to those who’ve lived well. Follow the example of those who’ve obviously trusted Christ. He is worthy. Good advice from a respected speaker. Good advice from a biblical writer.

“Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body. Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers. Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never forsake you or abandon you.’ Thus we may say with confidence: ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?’ Remember your leaders who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

 

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.
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