StewardshipThe following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.How did you do?
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here's another set of questions. See how you do with these:
1. List a few teachers who aided journey through school.Easier?
2. Name three friends who have helped through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special .
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The lesson is that the people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most.
Think about how you are a steward of love.