Parish life at St Clare of Assisi is full of caring, sharing and committed parishioners willing and able to fulfill God’s work on earth. By keeping our hands open and ready to receive His gifts, we are able and willing to share them with others. Our goal as good stewards is to want everyone who comes to His table each week to experience His joy, His love, His outpouring of Himself into each of us.
Belonging leads to believing and today more than ever, people are hungering to belong. To feel a part of something, you have to become invested by supporting, believing and working hard to make it a reality. A sense of belonging leads to a desire to give back, which leads to true stewardship.
Let us all pour out our gifts and use them to help others so that we may be filled up again with God’s love and mercy. It is only through our goodness to others that we can all become true disciples of the Lord.
Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.
But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.