said, “As Christians all we possess
are the gifts of
God… To turn all the treasures we possess into the channel of
Universal Love becomes the business of our lives.” The principle
stewardship applies to all we have and are. As individuals, we are
called to use our time, our various abilities, our strength, our
money, and our material possessions with care, managing them
wisely and sharing them generously.
the indwelling Seed of God, we discover our particular gifts and
discern the service to which we are called. In making
choices about occupation or education, consider the way that offers
the fullest opportunity to develop your individual abilities and
contribute to the world community while providing for yourself
and your family. In daily work, manifest a spirit of justice and
understanding, and thus give a living witness to the truth.
ready to limit engagements, to withdraw for a time, or even to retire
from an activity that inhibits your ability to follow a higher
call. Try to discern the right moment to accept new responsibilities
as well as to relinquish responsibility that can pass to others.
open to your calling in different stages of life. Meetings need the
strength and vigor of young people as well as the experience and
wisdom of elders.Although they may not be able to contribute great
financial support, their energy and insight invigorate the
community. As people begin careers and families, they may need
the spiritual and experienced help of the Meeting. Later, when
families are growing up and careers are established, greater
participation in the Meeting and greater financial support may
become possible. Welcome the approach of old age, your own and
others’, as an opportunity for wisdom and greater attachment
Light.Meetings should be ready with material and spiritual support
for those suffering from unemployment or facing difficult
have I been faithful to the leadings of the Spirit in choosing
work or vocation?
am I doing with my talents, time, money, and possessions? Am
I sharing them according to the Light I
my conduct at the workplace consistent with my life as a Friend?
How does my daily work enhance my spiritual life?
does the Meeting help and support members who are in job transitions?