Are You a Giver or a Taker?
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus warns us to “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”
It seems logical from our human perspective that if we give things away - our money, our time, our efforts - we will end up with less. However, Jesus reminds us that our "logic" isn't God's logic at all. In fact, in the spiritual realm, the more we give the more we have! Think about the most joyous people you know, the people with the most contentment, peace and stability. The people who are most blessed. Guaranteed those are the most generous people.
No one likes to talk about money and financial giving. But this week, take a look at how much of your income you give. Are you a giver?
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Even though we have countless tech devices that are supposed to make our lives easier, we seem to be busier than ever. But this week, take a look at how much of your time you give. Are you a giver?
Are you a giver or a taker? Catholic Speaker and Evangelist Ken Yasinski reflects upon generosity in this short video: