Bee Fruitful! 2021 Stewardship Theme
Sep 13, 2021
Bees simply make everything better! They are small, mighty pollinators of our crops that enrich the nutrients, content and vibrancy of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and grains that nourish our bodies. One in every three bites of food we eat depends on bee pollination.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22
Bees work in harmony to achieve the fruit of their labor for both me and you. We could probably take a lesson on working in harmony with others, as we listen to the news on recent world events, related to the global health and humanity crisis that plagues many people today. You’d be hard-pressed to find another species that works in harmony better than bees.
They Bridge Gaps: Bees festoon by connecting the hooks on their legs to form a link or bridge between gaps for fellow worker bees to cross over.
They Warm and Cool Each Other: Bees will make a cluster into a ball, to keep each other warm. They will rotate in and out of the center to allow others to warm. When it becomes too hot in the hive, they will use their wings to fan the heat out of the hive.
Their Waggle Dance: Bees have a clever way of communicating between themselves to tell their fellow workers where to go to find the best source of food.
They Bathe Each Other: Grooming is a natural behavior – and bees do it too, helping each other along the way.
They Nurse Each Other: Like humans, bees are incredibly social creatures, who will protect the ones they love. Nurse bees feed the young and look after the sick.
Bees are an incredible example of a large colony of individuals working together to achieve a common goal. They are worth studying, as we have a lot that we can learn from them.
This year, for our stewardship campaign, we take our cue from bees. We must all work together to achieve our common goal and flourish in the eyes of God. Please include your Faith community in your financial planning this year. We will be sending out estimate of giving cards in October.
Andrew Fligor, Stewardship