“Giving More Than I Have”

Luke 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 more in then all the rest; for those others have made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”

“For what use is it when you give as much of your wealth as someone might give a spoonfull of water from the ocean, and you don’t imitate the widow’s generosity of spirit?”  St. John Chrysotom

“God, give me the courage to be revolutionary as your Son Jesus Christ was.  Give me the courage to loosen myself from this world.  Teach me to stand up free and to shun no criticism.  God, it is for  your kingdom.  Make me free, make me poor in this world.  Then will I be rich in the real world which this life is all about.  Henri Nouwen

We are called to give till we hurt.  People are generous at Thanksgiving, Christmas, but the rest of the time they simply give very little.  Non–profits are hurting, people are hurting, and if people will take the heart this story of Jesus then no one would be without.

I am up early to have breakfast with Rose, to go and get food for tomorrow.  I slept all day yesterday.  Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

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