First Sunday Reading for October 2022

October 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends. P. 114.