When one combines the principle of “I embrace this with all my heart” with the theology of God’s abundant gifts to oneself, it is impossible to look at self, family, ministry, and even life itself from an idea of scarcity. The theology of scarcity does not embrace the abundance of God’s gifts to each of us and lacks trust in God to provide. The theology of scarcity starts with self and my needs and stays there. It often expands to using my gifts, whether skills or money or time, as a weapon or a bartering tool. One cannot embrace the Good News of Jesus Christ and live out of scarcity. The Good News will settle for nothing less than all my heart, my soul, my mind.
During the remainder of October and into November we will begin in earnest our Pony Express program for St. Paul’s Church. An important part of the theme of Pony Express depends on our individual willingness to look at our finances, talents, and time from the theology of God’s abundant gifts to us. Your generosity is responding to God’s abundance, reflecting Gods’ presence in your life, and sharing in God’s glory.
~ Fr. Al Jewson