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God blesses us when we bless others in mercy and love

Archbishop Allen Vigneron
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron — St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, Pontiac
Matthew’s familiar Gospel passage, Whatever you did for these least ones of mine, you did for me (Mt 25:40), reminds us of our obligation, as Christ’s disciples, to be faithful stewards of God’s blessings — especially when we bless others in mercy and love.

Indeed, when we embrace stewardship as a way of life, we live this year’s CSA theme, Opening Doors to Encounter Christ. Through our support of the CSA, we open the doors of Christ’s mercy and love to thousands of people in southeast Michigan and beyond.

In their pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, the U.S. bishops ask responsible stewards and people of faith “to share in the work of evangelization or proclaiming the Good News … in works of justice and mercy on behalf of people in need.” By generously sharing ourselves through the Catholic Services Appeal, we are “grateful givers” and find a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.