[LMB] OT: Stewardship, one Christian perspective
howard at brazee.net
Mon Sep 12 19:41:20 BST 2011
On Sep 12, 2011, at 11:39 AM, William A Wenrich wrote:
> There has been some discussion concerning stewardship, the environment, and
> what it means to Christians. While I cannot speak for all or most
> Christians, I can speak for myself. Please take these comments as MY
> opinion. YMMV
> Stewardship is not the same as preservation. A steward was supposed to use
> and improve the things he was entrusted with. A steward of a vineyard was
> supposed to care for the vines both pruning and harvesting. He was supposed
> to make wines and sell them.
> The parable of the "unprofitable servant" illustrates this. The servant who
> merely preserved his masters money (read capital, a talent of silver was a
> large amount even by todays standard) by burying it and not investing it was
> berated and punished.
While that is true - our stewardship should be for current and future generations.
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