Advices & Queries – Stewardship of Money and Other Resources
John Woolman’s simple statement in A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich (1793) may summarize all considerations of stewardship:
As Christians, all we possess is the gift of God, and in the distribution of it we act as his stewards; it becomes us therefore to act agreeably to that divine wisdom which he graciously gives to his servants.
- How does the Spirit guide us in our relationship to money?
- As individuals and as a meeting community, how do we show that we are stewards and not just owners of the property and resources in our care?
- What is our “fair share”? How do our social and economic choices help or harm our vulnerable neighbors – human and non-human?
- Can we identify “the seeds of war” in our choices?