A Student of History

November 15, 2007

Stewardship and Teenagers

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 11:24 am

The Catholic bishops of the US have drawn up a statement for teens, as guidance for proper stewardship.  These should apply to all teens, not just those of one faith, so maybe other denominations could take them and use them too.  Give the current teenage generation’s infatuation with TV, celebrities, drugs and alcohol, consumption, and self, this is a great starting point.  Here is a bit of a news article on this pronouncement:

The U.S. bishops in a new statement are calling teenagers to be disciples by performing acts as simple as assisting with liturgical ministries, giving up the cost of a movie ticket to support the poor, or visiting people who are alone.In “Stewardship and Teenagers: The Challenge of Being a Disciple,” approved in a 198-6 vote Nov. 14 during their annual meeting, the U.S. bishops spelled out in simple language what young people can and should do to share their “time, talent and treasure.”

“Even the smallest act of kindness can bring joy and relief to another,” it says. “You are in a unique position to reach out to your peers and share with them the unconditional love of God. Seize every opportunity to show them God’s love through your random acts of kindness: an encouraging word, a pat on the back, a helpful hand.”
 

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