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Scrooge and Stewardship

by Robert J. Young
©, 2001, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

Are you familiar with the Dickens' tale entitled "A Christmas Carol"? The story is about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy old businessman who cares nothing about his employees or his friends. Only after an encounter with three ghosts--the ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future--is he able to see himself and change his ways. What a change! Scrooge ends up being the most generous, loved man in town.

Several lessons are apparent in this favorite story.

At this giving time of year, each of us can evidence our generosity. We can lay up treasures in heaven. We can continue to grow. Thank you for being a generous church. It is apparent where you hearts are. Thank you for being a loving church. Thank you for caring. Thank you for making a difference.

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Last updated November 23, 2001.