Sunday, October 3, 2010

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

The verse is Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Reflecting upon our parish stewardship efforts has led me to these conclusions:
- It's not just about money, but how money is spent reflects what's important.
- We have bills to pay and outreach to accomplish and both require money.
- Time and talent are also important aspects of participating in the life of the parish.
*** Get my relationship with God right, and everything else -- including my relationships with other people -- will fall into place. ***

Ever feel like the message is the same, just presented in different ways?

I'm not saying it's not necessary to hear it over and over (I know better!). Just find it interesting that for all our so-called maturity, intellect and knowledge, it is necessary to hear the same message over and over.