MATCHING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VALUES
Posted by Bruce Moulton
Posted on February 27, 2015
by Bruce Moulton, UUSS Stewardship Team
“Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly… lead the way!” Dr. Steve Maraboli -Unapologetically You:
It took a long time for me to recognize my need to make a truly generous financial pledge to my Unitarian Universalist congregation. I didn’t take the time to find out how the money was used or realize that supporting my church was so vitally important to my principles. After attending UU churches for 20 years it still wasn’t a priority in my life.
Then I became a father and was looking for ways to give my young daughter a deeper understanding of her world and her place in it when I really started to examine my own depth of commitment. That was about 25 years ago, and even then there was a big gap in my promise to support and the realization of the importance of UU in my life with my child.
Over time I began to comprehend that if I truly wanted “to be a force for healing in the world” I would need to step up and let my actions speak for me. Today, I do know how vital my giving is to my beliefs and my promise to make a difference. I know many of the ways my pledge serves my community and is used to reach out and help others. I feel the satisfaction that truly giving of myself and my resources to others is in alignment with my value system, my principles, and my commitment to UUSS.