Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of October 1 & 2

From today’s second reading, we are made to realize, like Timothy, that Christ’s call to follow him is meant for us all. Good stewards realize they have everything necessary to live for Christ. “Stir up the fire that is already burning inside you.” Another way to express this thought in the vocabulary of stewardship is: “Use your gifts now! Serve the Lord now! Get involved now! God put the fire inside you but you have to stir up the flame! Let it burn!” Everyone can give witness to Christ’s presence in the world, and most of us can do more than one thing for the Lord. How exactly do you “stir into flame” God’s unique gifts you hold within you?