Of all the gifts God gives us, money is the hardest one to share for most people. God knows this — "for where your treasure is, there will be your heart also" (Matthew 6:21). We have an emotional attachment to money.
As good stewards, we believe that everything we are and everything we have is a gift from God. We aren’t "owners," but merely "stewards" of God’s gifts. We are responsible for not only our lives but also the lives of others.
All God asks is that we return a small portion. Tithing is giving 10 percent back in gratitude for all that He has given us. (This seems like a fair deal.) Notice the word "gratitude." We do this out of love, freely and joyfully, not out of obligation. "Each must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Being generous with our money is a matter of our faith, just like spending time in prayer or participating in parish ministries. God calls us to be generous with all our gifts — our time, talent and treasure, not just the gifts we pick and choose to be generous with.
We don’t earn our salvation on our own terms. We use all the gifts we are given to fulfill God’s plan, not our own.
“Reprinted with the permission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis”
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About On Line Giving
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Directions to Sign Up
Go to the internet at www.osvonlinegiving.com
Select Create New Account to start the registration process. Use the Wizard to make the process easier.
Set up a User ID and Password. Once the credentials steps are completed the remaining
steps walk you through setup a payment method and your first gift.
The fourth step allows you to set up a gift and walk you through prompts about your gift,
banking information and selecting a fund from the list.
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FAQs About Tithing
For more information on Stewardship, please contact:
Director of Stewardship Education
Archdiocese of St. Louis
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119