Commitment Sunday: Next Month
By now you should have received in the mail a packet of information helping you to decide on what your stewardship commitment is going to be for this year. For some of you it might mean recommitting for another year, for others it might mean trying a new adventure with something new. Recognizing the abundance with which we have been blessed, life is quite unsettling. Many new international and current circumstances threaten against the domestic tranquility for which we yearn.
Given the lives of many people, it is certainly difficult to heed the words of St. Paul today: “Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for one’s interests, but also for those of others.”
We may not be able to change the world, but we are certainly able to make a difference in the life of at least one person, by sharing the burdens life has dealt out to him or her. It can begin right here and now. Take some time to reflect on what it is—be it small or large—you are able to offer another person. Take a look at the Prayer Journal right alongside the Ministry Guide Book to make your decision to commit. You’ll be already when Commitment Sunday comes around next month.
Here a little comic relief to soften the seriousness of commitment. Here is a bumper sticker seen on a pastor’s car in Pennsylvania: