Stewards of God's Grace
1 Peter 4:10
Heavenly Rest is called to be a “repository of grace”: a place where people can come and know that they will be seen as a person created in the image of God. This vision of the Church shapes everything we do as a community: it animates our worship, drives our hospitality, and inspires the way we care for the vulnerable members of this community. In this sense, we seek to embody the injunction found in the first letter of Peter: “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Peter 4:10).
At Heavenly Rest, in other words, we are called to be “Stewards of God’s Grace.” As you reflect on your relationship to this parish, consider the ways you have experienced God’s grace here. Once you have done that, consider how you might be a good steward of that grace: ensuring that this place can continue to be a repository of the grace that has been revealed to us in Jesus Christ.