“Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.

2 Corinthians 7: 6 – 8

Take a moment to consider this conversation between a donor and an Advancement Director of a Catholic School:

“Mr. Blanco, I wanted to thank you for your generosity. You not only gave to the food drive, you donated a table for the Gala and you bought five bricks for our brick patio drive. I am overwhelmed by how you give of your time and of your treasure.”

“Jane, it’s not my time and money; it is God’s time and money. He asks me and all of us to be good stewards of our time, our talent and our treasure. And one day, when I am called home, I know God is going to ask me, ‘What did you do with my time, talent and treasure with which I entrusted you?’, and hopefully, I have the right answer. This life is short, but eternity, well, it’s just that.”