I’ve seen wealthy people be generous. That’s a good thing. I’ve also seen poor people be generous. That’s an even better thing.
The less someone has, the more spiritual power there is in their generosity.
You’ve probably heard the story of how Jesus fed thousands of people with a few loaves and fish. God was demonstrating the power of generosity. Not all acts of giving are attended with such dramatic displays, yet every person knows the power of observing a genuinely generous moment between human beings. The meager supply Jesus was sharing with the crowd was all the food He and His team had with them that day.
Ostentatious displays of charity, by contrast, are unimpressive at best and noxious at worst. One of the most enduringly beautiful facets of Jesus’ death on the cross for us is that He never bragged or complained about having to do it. In fact, He said little about it. He just did it.
His death and resurrection purchased an eternity of happiness for all of us. Let us therefore use the worldly goods and other resources we have at our disposal – regardless of how great or how meager they are – to be generous with those around us.
Ask Him each day how you can be more aware of your opportunities to do this and your relationship with God will deepen.
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