Reeson’s Ramblings :: March 4, 2018
This week I’d like to highlight a “stewardship moment” where a few of our parishioners saw a need and filled it without even being asked.
Mike Neuzil is one of our Sacristans who helps to prepare our church for Mass every weekend. The base that holds our Easter Candle had been shattered at some point, and one Sunday, Mike noticed it had not yet been replaced. Lucky for us, he asked Don Schmitz for help—Don is one of our ushers for the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays.
Don took all the pieces of the base home with him—there were at least 14 shards—and he painstakingly glued them together, sometimes holding them in place for half an hour so the glue could set before moving on to the next piece.
He said it was like a puzzle!
Nonetheless, within a week, Don had reconstructed our candle base, filled the cracks with putty, matched the old enamel paint, and put it together good as new. A new candle base would have cost us several hundred dollars, but these two men save us from spending this money by using their talents for the greater good, all without seeking attention.
In fact, they’ll probably be embarrassed that I mention it! But if you see Mike or Don, be sure to thank them for their good stewardship.
Stewardship is really just using our God-given gifts to help others, and there are a lot of wonderful stewards around here. It’s impossible to know all the good things that are happening behind the scenes, but chances are that everyone here has at some point performed an act of kindness. And when we can recognize the good works God does in others, it helps us become better disciples ourselves.