I prepared this series of meditations for the Fall 2013 Stewardship campaign at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They were written in the hope of drawing on the messages of abundance and stewardship that are hidden in plain sight in the magnificent house of worship where we gather to offer ourselves to God.
These meditations are offered to further growth in generosity, to enrich the spiritual life, and to strengthen the spiritual fabric of Christ's followers in this place. May they express our thanksgiving for the legacy of beaauty and generosity entrusted to future generations by the Founders, George and Ellen Booth, and serve as a challenge to this generation in the legacy it bequeaths to those who come after us.
Now as you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and our love for you - so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. (II Corinthians 8:7)