Ordinary Time, 31st Sunday (B) God's "law" is different from the laws of the government. We should understand God's law more like the service manual for an automobile. If you want to get the most out of your car, you listen to the car's maker and follow their guidelines. My mechanic wants to help me be a good steward of the vehicle that I own.
In a similar way, if you want to get the most out of your life, you listen to your Maker and follow his guidance. God wants you to flourish, to have a "long life" in this land flowing with milk and maple syrup. God's love stands behind his law for you. His law calls you to love.
A more traditional way to look at morality is along the lines of human excellence. Who is somebody that has lived their life really well? Look to excellent human beings and you will see what you should be doing and what you should be avoiding. Today we hear from a living example of Stewardship, Kay, who gives a beautiful witness of living Stewardship in her life.
(31 Oct 2021)
Going Deeper: How does Stewardship look differently when you think in terms of car maintenance? Name someone you know personally who has been an inspiring example of human excellence. What can you learn from them?
- Thank you Kay and Karen for your beautiful witness talks today.
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