Are you a Good Steward?
When we think of stewarding, money comes to mind, but there’s much more to it than that. This post explores the concept of stewardship from a different perspective.
“I met with John today.”
“How did it go?”
Kenny let out a deep breath like he’d been holding it in all day. His lips were dry, and the nervousness coated his voice. “Not as well as I had hoped.”
He had her attention now. “What does that mean?”
“It looks like we’re going to lose about half.”
Tiffany put her fork down. “Are you serious? We’re going to lose half of what we’ve made?”
“No, not half of our profit,” Kenny said. The words came slow and painful. “Half of what we started with.”
“Kenny, tell me you’re joking. Kenny?” But she knew he wasn’t. “Half of our savings is gone?”
“Yes.” He couldn’t look her in the eye.
“How could that happen?”
“Tiffany, we talked about this before we invested the money. You knew there was a chance—”
She interrupted him. “I didn’t know anything of the sort.” Tiffany knew the plan had been too good to be true. She was just as angry with herself as she was with him. “You told me this was a sure thing and that John Hudson was the best financial planner in town.”
“Calm down, it’s going to be okay.”
“When, Kenny?” Tiffany was standing now, leering at him over the table. “When we’re totally broke?”
She waited for an answer—any response would do—but Kenny didn’t say a word.
And what could he say?
The damage was done.