Each one must give as he has decided in his heart,
not reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves
a cheerful giver.
Sometimes, as we look around, we will notice that some people
are so blessed not only with financial abundance but most of all
abundant gifts from the Lord such as wisdom, knowledge,
understanding, good health and many other virtues. If we
look back at their lives, we will notice that they are cheerful
givers of their blessings, of their gifts and even of their money
for the poor, money as tithes for the church or even of their
precious time. They always give their best in anything without
thinking of any rewards or of vested interests. Their hearts are
pure and sincere.
God loves a cheerful giver! For the Lord is a giver of good things.
He rains and gives to the good and even to those who forget him
at times. His love and mercy for mankind is beyond understanding.
God likes us to be like him in terms of generosity to our neighbours
and to the Church which accomplishes many things for the building
of the Kingdom.
Let us give our all in all for our neighbors and let us not be stingy!
For what we sow, we reap! It is the nature of life as God has
been generous to us. In God's Providence, let us never forget to say
"THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING."