“Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God” (Colossians 1:25).
What Paul describes is the calling and responsibility we have collectively taken on as the people of God. To be stewards means we are but the managers of what has been entrusted to us for the task of serving others. It is a commissioning that transforms us from a “selfie” motivated people to a people selflessly inspired; that delivers us from a meaningless, self-absorbed existence and offers us an enriched life of meaning and purpose, focused on the well-being of others. The pursuit of Christ’s call is of benefit to everyone around us.