"We don't give to a need, we recognize that we've been blessed and thus we need to give." -Msgr. Tom Fryar.
Stewardship is the recognition that all that we have, our life, our time, our talent, and our treasure are gifts from God, and we need to respond to God's generosity by giving first things back to him. Tithing is an important part of the Christian life. We are a communal church and it is together that we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus shares with us the joy he has in a generous giver.