We are a generation of recycling bins. Many of us have taken on the challenge of having bins in our garages where we sift and sort the glass bottles, the aluminum cans, the plastic, and the cardboard. In some of our communities, we have one-stream recycling bins trusting that the sorting and recycling is happening once it has been picked up at our home.
I’m sure you have either heard someone say, “I just don’t have the time to do that” or you have said it to someone who wanted to engage you in some type of project or ministry. Maryann McKibben Dana asks, “How do we discern what is ours to do in a world crammed with options for our time?”
“Think of us this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.”
I was recently asked to prepare a Statement of Faith as part of my training to become an active elder on the session of my church. I’ve read many well-articulated Statements of Faith from candidates who are being examined for ordination as pastors, so I considered this to be both a privilege and a challenge.
As for those who are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. (I Timothy 6:17)