November 15, 2020: The Creator’s Steward

We believe, teach, and confess that God the Father Almighty is the Maker of heaven and earth and everything visible and invisible. (Nicene Creed)

He alone is the Creator. As the Creator, He owns everything. Everything from the sun, moon and stars in the sky to the earthworms, ants, and bugs in the dirt. He has created it all; He owns everything … including you and me.

We are completely dependent on God the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth. In the Old Testament, Job realized this and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return…” (Job 1:21)

We are dependent on God to provide for us; from the blanket that kept you warm in your cradle; to the blanket that will keep you warm on your deathbed — and everything in between! We are all dependent on God for all things!

The way that God the Father provides for you is through other people. When other people are faithful in their vocations, doing their job and using their gifts, then you have food to eat, and clothes to wear, and work to do, and a home to live in, and health, peace, safety, education, recreation and so forth. Everything you have comes from God at work through other people.

God works through others to provide for you — and in the same way, God works through you to provide for others! That is why it is so important for you to be faithful in your vocations, because God is working through you, and your work, your duties, and your responsibilities to provide for other people.

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