The Crossing discusses the meaning of true Stewardship. Is it about my wealth or my worth? Two key principles rise out of this concept of "being a steward." 1. Because there is blessing; there is responsibility. Because there is responsibility; there are questions to be asked. Like: What shall I do? Who will I ask? and Who will get what I have? 2. You can only give what you possess. You can only posses what you give.
Is my life the same in public as it is in private? Am I giving in to my place or my face? If you create a false view to the world; do you really have anything to give or be a steward of?
What am I telling my fellow man by my actions? Am I more concerned with my connections, or am I living out of my convictions? My closest problem is my most effective place of influence.
Jesus returns to the brother who asked to gain a share of his inheritance and deals with stewardship from the ideas of relationship and respect rather than just having "rights."