STEWARDSHIP CORNER AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
A Good Steward is Proactive. A good steward makes the choice as a true disciple of Christ and a light to the world
The Peace Of Christ
“My peace I give to you. (John 14:27)
We recently witnessed the coronation of King Charles III. This event provided an opportunity to study the succession of the British Throne. The heir to the throne is the Prince of Wales. In the event the eldest child is female, she will become monarch…unless there is a younger brother. The crown is passed from monarch to eldest son. Seems harsh, but royalty, even with its gilded cage…is still a cage. But the peace of Christ is given to each of us…equally. Each of us are indistinguishable partners of His love. The price of His Peace? Only our love in return and an earnest effort to abide by His commandments. One way…stewardship. Serve one another and share His Peace.
The Resurrection Is For Eternity
“Blessed are the merciful. (Matthew 5:7)
We recently observed Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast that celebrates Christ’s gift of Mercy and Love…” Father, forgive them…” (Luke 23:34). So how do we show mercy? Well, let’s reflect on a true story from WW2. In 1943, 2nd LT Charles Brown had completed a successful bombing run over Germany. On his return, his B17 was severely damaged by German fighters. Franz Stigler, Luftwaffe pilot had an opportunity to shoot him down, but declined…as it was tantamount to shooting a man in a parachute. Franz decided to direct Brown outside occupied territory. Franz saluted Brown and returned to base…reporting the B17 having been shot down. “I decided to show mercy…even soldiers in tough situations can have a heart.”
Both men survived the war, reacquainted, and became friends into the new millennium. They lived productive lives over the next 60 years realizing that mercy shown offered a true reward. The Resurrection of Jesus proved His power over death and the evil of sin and provides a new way of life for each of us as well. His resurrection changed the world…for eternity. It can change ours too. So let’s show mercy where mercy is needed…even in “tough situations.”
"You Can’t Out Do God’s Generosity”
Good News to the Parishioners of Holy Trinity Church
June 4, 2023
Seems like only yesterday, but on May 29, 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He established the Himalayan Trust to assist the people of Nepal by establishing schools and hospitals. In the past 70 years, some 6,338 people have reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Michael Armus Sr was in the bank in Westwood, CA when he noticed a man, Edwardo Placensia, at an adjacent teller with his shirt over his mouth and nose handing the teller a note. Michael approached Edwardo and asked: “What’s wrong…no job.” “There’s nothing here for me…I just want to go to prison, “ he replied. Michael gave the robber a big hug as the police took Edwardo into custody.
Thought for today: FAITH is like Wi-Fi…it’s invisible but has the power to connect you to what you need.
Andrew Carr is a window cleaner in Alnwick, Northumberland, UK. After washing the windows of businesses in his area…he is appalled with the appearance of the sidewalks and surrounding areas…so he decided to power wash them. After receiving approval from the town council, he eventually cleaned the sidewalks in the surrounding areas as well. It lifted the spirits of residents…” I didn’t know there were designs etched into the concrete…it looks brand new.”
Think hard. Did something good happen this week? I’m sure it did. Then cherish that memory. Hold it in your heart/or in your mind; then when, things are challenging...recall that memory.
Remember our gifts from God...continue to serve one another.
When it comes to coronavirus...common sense is not so common...choose common sense anyway.
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