2. Christian Stewardship
Just as humans have been created in God’s
image, the whole of creation has been designed
to reflect God’s abundant kindness for all.
As part of creation, humans are to
reflect God to the rest of creation,
to care for and tend this world as
God would, because creation is
beloved to God.
3. Christian Stewardship
This caretaking, called stewardship, requires that
we value the rest of creation as good in itself, not
simply because it is useful to us.
Thus God, human beings, and all of creation are
meant to live in a grace-filled, respectful
relationship with each other.
4. Christian Stewardship
In what ways are we Christian Stewards?
Brainstorm a number of ways in which we prove that
we are Christian stewards
Community service Going to church
Recycling Attending Catholic school
Environmental protection Food drives
Bullying prevention awareness Habitat for Humanity
Being good to each otherConfessing sins
Caring for those in need others??
5. Principles for Land
30 years ago, a number of American Bishops outlined ten
principles for stewardship of the land gathered from the
Scriptures and the teaching of the Church:
1. The land is God’s.
2. People are God’s Stewards on the land.
3. The land’s benefits are for everyone.
4. The land should be equally distributed
5. The land should be conserved and restored.
6. Land use planning must consider social and environmental
7. Land use should be appropriate to land quality.
8. The land should provide a moderate livelihood.
9. The land’s workers should be able to become the land’s
10. The land’s mineral wealth should be shared.
6. Think about this…
How are we doing?
Are we respecting those 10 principles?
Are some principles easier than others to comply
What can we do at school, at home, in the
community to respect these principles
of land stewardship?