Being a steward is doing whatever you can gladly, with love in your heart.

“You’ll be lucky if he lives to be 5 years old”.  With these words from my doctors, my family and I began my journey here on earth.  For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Vinny Bruner, a.k.a Hubbard’s Biggest Football Fan.  When Deacon John asked me to write for this column, I struggled with what stewardship meant to me.  How could I be a steward to others when I need so much help myself?  Then I realized that stewardship is just simply people helping people.  Even though I can’t physically do much, I can still help with my mind and sometimes by just being in the church.  I attend daily Mass (weather permitting) in my power wheelchair.  I also attend 11 a.m. Mass on Sundays with my sister and brother-in-law.  I enjoy helping fellow parishioners prepare the weekly bulletins when needed.  I also sometimes assist with taking up the offertory to Father Mike during Mass when asked. To some, these things may be small or insignificant, but not to God.  Anything you can do is pleasing to him, even if you think it doesn’t matter.  Since I am now 37 years old, God obviously had a plan for me.  Being a steward doesn’t mean you have to do things on a grand scale.  Being a steward is doing whatever you can gladly, with love in your heart.  We all have the ability to be stewards, all you have to do is follow God’s plan for you and believe!

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord’’  —Joshua 24:15

God bless,