In a day and time when many are taught from a very young age to be selfish, stingy, and demand that we “get ours”(or throw a fit trying), I thought it relevant to go back to the simple principle of generosity.
Most of us are familiar with Acts 20:35 ”….it is more blessed to give than receive.”
Do we really get that? Do we understand what that means? I absolutely love to give gifts to my children at Christmas. I love to see my four-year-old’s face beam with joy as she opens a new baby doll or dish set. (My teens’ faces usually only glisten with cash these days, but nonetheless….). What about when we aren’t speaking about our own children, friends, or family? What about the stranger who is begging roadside or the homeless woman who has two children to care for? Do you give them? Do you enjoy giving to them? Or do we run down the list of possible reasons why they “got themselves into that position?”