Expanding our sense of giving

Getting to know God as a source of limitless good empowers us to give to others in meaningful ways. 

Giving: It enriches the recipient, and it naturally blesses the giver as well. For instance, selfless giving strengthens character and can also serve as an example, creating a potential ripple effect as others feel inspired to give too.

Often giving involves sharing one’s excess, rather than sacrificing something we need. But then there’s the kind of giving as described in the Gospel of Mark in the Bible, when a widow gave of her want – all the little she had – at the temple treasury (see 12:41-44). As Jesus points out to his disciples, her example illustrates a more expanded sense of giving, one that is self-sacrificing.

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