Generosity In Faith

vs. stinginess

Managing resources to freely give

To practice Generosity I will:

  • share what I have with others
  • reuse and recycle
  • give of my time and talents
  • praise the qualities I see in others
  • not expect anything in return
    Give Like God Gives

    Generosity begins with God, for he was first generous with us. Laying all of creation at our feet, he trusts us to use his gifts wisely. He gave us the greatest gift of all when he sent us his only begotten Son to save us. He is not just generous; he is extravagantly generous. His generosity with his mercy knows no bounds.

    God wants us to be generous like he is. God’s generosity is so overwhelming that it should change us. St. Paul tells us that it should “impel” us to give like Jesus gave. (2 Corinthians 5:14) Rather than giving from our excess, it is giving from ourselves.

    God particularly wants us to be generous with the poor. Throughout the Bible, God tells us he is watching how we help the poor, and he attaches tremendous promises if we do so. (Proverbs 28:27) He gives to us so we can give to others. Why? Because God wants us to be like him, and God is a giver!

    What blessings has God given to you? What talent or treasure have you been given? God wants us to use these blessings in our life to build his kingdom, to let others know he loves them, too.

    This month, count your blessings and share with others what God has given to you.

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