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God blesses us when we do good toward others

03_St-Jude-Food-Pantry_DetroitSt. Jude Food Pantry, Detroit

Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life (1 Tm 6:18-19).

As Christ’s disciples, we are obligated 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 Grow with Christ. Our support of CSA-funded ministries, programs, and services, opens 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.” Each of us in the Archdiocese is charged with this mission, as Archbishop Vigneron amplified in his pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. By generously sharing ourselves through the Catholic Services Appeal, we evidence an “attitude of gratitude” and grow in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.