Dear St. Elizabeth Church Family and Friends,
By His example, God teaches us to give, setting a standard for unconditional love and sacrificial giving. He gave His son for our eternal life. As Christians we are called to give as God gives and as he has commanded us.
Giving reminds us that “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” God owns everything and entrusts its stewardship to us. The Sacred Scriptures remind us that when God calls us to give, He calls us to be blessed, not just in material possessions but in our lives.
In these difficult times, not only our nation but many of us are experiencing tough financial challenges, which is all the more reason to know what God says about giving.
We all know that the Bible tells us that “he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly.” Yet there is more to know about giving than this.
We don’t give in order to get. We give to worship; we give to make an impact; we give to make a difference in people’s lives; we give to further ministry; we give to help people in our surrounding community and all over the world.
To understand what your heart values most, consider how you spend your money. Money most easily flows through our hands to those things that matter most to us. When we look at what we do with money, we see where our treasure lies and where our heart stands.
Believe God; trust God; give as God instructs us to give; and God will provide for you. God will not let us down if we obey him. He will provide for you so you can continue to be faithful. He will take care of you.
I invite you to learn more about what the Bible teaches us about giving and make it part of your life.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Modesto Lewis Pérez
Pastor, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church