Monday, November 26, 2018

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. - It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: (1807 – 1882: was an American poet and educator )

Gospel Text: (LK 21:1-4)
When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people
putting their offerings into the treasury
and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.
He said, "I tell you truly,
this poor widow put in more than all the rest;
for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood."

There are many generous contributors to the Church and to charitable causes: their generosity is commendable. What Jesus emphasized was how great the widow's donation was compared to what she owned: "She, out of her poverty, gave all she had to live on." God asks us to be willing to give our best, our all, to him and in service of him.

In comparison, how generous are we to others, to those in need? Do we give from our plenty? Or do our donations hurt us?

We help others not only with money and resources - We also help others with our presence and time. How much of ourselves do we give for others?


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