Good Stewards

In the parable of the unjust steward, as recorded in the sixteenth chapter of Luke's Gospel, Jesus gave the criterion of good stewardship when he said (verse 10), "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much," and (verse 13), "No servant can serve two masters." The Master knew that many in places of responsibility were serving mammon for personal gain and power rather than for the interests of the people.

If one is entrusted with a position in civil or church government, he must fulfill that trust with all its moral obligations. When members of church executive boards are guided by divine Principle, and "A Rule for Motives and Acts" in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy (Art. VIII, Sect. 1) is faithfully adhered to, many of the pitfalls into which one oftentimes stumbles unwittingly are avoided. If one permits that Mind to guide him which motivated the acts of the master Christian, he will not be mesmerized by mortal mind opinions. Obeying the Golden Rule, he will see his associates as God would have him see them. He will endeavor not to let personal sense or human will govern his conduct and never to be arbitrary in his decisions.

Letting Our Light Shine Before Men
May 4, 1946

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