Archive for 'Generosity'

The Joy of Giving

Luke 21: 1-4 Rv 14: 1-3. 4b-5/ Ps 24: 1-6 While Jesus watched the wealthy bringing their offerings to the temple, He noticed a poor widow go up to the treasury to put in two small coins. (Luke 21: 1) To those who practice charity, God’s blessings flow abundantly; With grateful hearts let’s strive to […]

The Grace of Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19 Ti 3:1-7 / Ps 23:1-6 Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? (Luke 17:17) The reason why the world’s in strife: We don’t thank God the way we should; The secret to a happy life Is a heart full of gratitude. As Jesus continued His journey to Jerusalem through […]

Greed Grasps, Generosity Gains

Luke 12:13-21 Eph 2:1-10 / Ps 100:1-5 Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for though one may be rich, a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. (Luke 12:15) All wealth in life is an illusion, Gold here on earth is in heaven dross; If our faith lies […]

Alms for Atonement

Luke 11: 37-41 Gal.5:1-6 / Psa 119:41-48 . . . give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you. (Luke 11:41) What rituals in our religion Can lead to our purification? All that we need is compassion To the poorest for our salvation. After Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited Him to dine at […]

For God’s Eyes Only

Matthew 6:1-6;16-18 2 Kings 2:1,6-14 / Ps 31:20,21,24 Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. (Matthew 6:1) When we part with our possession Our gift is but a fleeting token, But given with humble intention, By God ‘twill […]

Sampling God’s Generosity

Matthew 15: 29-37 Is 25: 6-10 / Ps 23: 1- 6 He gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples… (Matthew 15:36) Lord, You provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wine*; You multiply Your disciples As we partake Your Bread divine. Great crowds came to Jesus bringing […]